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Arrest following Belfast shooting

Marie Louise McConville

POLICE were last night continuing to question a man aged in his 40s about a shooting in north Belfast.

A man in his 20s was shot in both legs at Carlisle Parade at around 8pm on Monday.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which police said are not life threatening.

A man in his 40s was arrested a short time after the shooting in nearby Upper Meadow Street. He was last night in police custody.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee condemned the shooting, stating there was "no justification" for such an attack.

"Again we see self appointed gangs carrying out an attack on a man against the wishes of the vast majority of this community," he said.

"These people offer nothing to the people of the New Lodge but threats and intimidation and they need to stop hiding behind the name of republicanism. "There is no justification for attacks like this and those responsible need to stop acting against the interests of their community."

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