Man shot in legs in Belfast alleyway

Published Saturday, 30 August 2014
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A man in his 20s has been shot in the legs in an alleyway in west Belfast, police have confirmed.

Man shot in legs in Belfast alleyway
The shooting happened off the Shaws Road. (© Presseye)

The incident happened in the Shaws Road area in the city at around 8pm on Saturday.

A PSNI spokesperson said that a number of shots have been fired.

The man has been taken to hospital. His gunshot wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.

The investigation into the paramilitary-style shooting is "at an early stage", the spokesperson added.

They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
tony in belfast wrote (150 days ago):
maybe theres nothing in NI good too talk about.... we live in a dump no wonder everyone emigrates.
greg in belfast city belfast wrote (151 days ago):
wind your neck in belfast in better light its the way it is in simple utv only reporting the way it is end of
Paul in Quiet belleek wrote (151 days ago):
@gedT I dont know what world u live in but the truth is like most days in northern ireland there ISNT any positive news to put on their newsfeed. People dont care about baby panda's being born, or 'its gonna be a scortcher today' we want to know whats going on. If u want to live somewhere 'unnegative' I wouldnt suggest Scotland either.
lucylou in belfast wrote (152 days ago):
gedT in Downpatrick====What do you want them to do?? Print a load of lies ?.
Sunny in Belfast, Ireland wrote (152 days ago):
UTV report the news, be it good or bad news!! There's a nice article today on a wedding at Greyabbey so I think some people just look for the negatives but all news is news.
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