Man shot in legs near Ardoyne Fleadh

Man shot in legs near Ardoyne Fleadh

A 24-year-old man has been targeted in a paramilitary-style shooting in Ardoyne close to where a community festival was taking place on Sunday.

The shooting was reported in the Flax Street area of north Belfast just before 10.55pm.The man, who was shot in the legs, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not life-threatening.Sinn Féin North Belfast MLA Carál Ní Chuilín said that people in Ardoyne are horrified and disgusted at the shooting."This young man was shot only yards from the entrance to the venue of the Ardoyne Fleadh where thousands of people have gathered to enjoy the last night of the festivities," she said."This was a cowardly and despicable attack and local people are also horrified that it was carried out in full view of children who were going to the festival."The thugs who carried out this attack represent no one. They should immediately end their campaign of violence and threats against the people of Ardoyne."Anyone who has any information on this attack should bring it to the police."Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid said: "I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact CID at Tennent Street Police Station on the non-emergency number 101."Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."


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