'Shotgun fired' at house in Ballymurphy

Published Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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A shotgun has reportedly been fired during an attack on a house in west Belfast.

'Shotgun fired' at house in Ballymurphy
Police are investigating the incident (© Pacemaker)

Police also said an accelerant was poured through a window of the semi-detached bungalow and set alight during the incident in the Mill Race area of Ballymurphy on Monday.

Two men approached the house just before 9.20pm, one believed to be carrying a shotgun.

A shot was heard and a window was smashed. Police also received reports that several other windows were damaged at the same property.

A spokesperson for the NIFRS said a small fire in the living room of the property was dealt with by around 10pm. They said "all persons were accounted for".

SDLP Lower Falls Councillor Colin Keenan has condemned those behind the attack.

"Thankfully there are no reports of injury, but this was a reckless attack. There is no justification for what happened and those behind this attack are not wanted in the community, he said.

"This type of activity is madness and it's only by good fortune that no one was injured.

"I would urge anyone with information about what happened to contact police."

Anyone with information has been asked to call the PSNI on 0845 600 8000.

© UTV News
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