Man injured after shots fired at house in the New Lodge

Ludlow Square in the New Lodge area where gunmen shot through the bedroom window of a house. Picture Mal McCann

TWO men escaped injury after shots were fired through the window of a house in the New Lodge area of north Belfast.

A bedroom window of a house in Ludlow Square was smashed in the attack which was reported to police at around 10.20pm on Thursday.

Two men aged 21 and 33 were in the house at the time when the shots were fired, one of the men sustained minor cuts to his hand from broken glass.

It believed one of the people in the house had been a victim of a previous attack by dissident republicans. The men declined to speak to the media yesterday about the incident.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee said those responsible had placed residents at risk.

"Those who brought guns on to the streets in the New Lodge have endangered this community.

"These action are wrong and clearly pose a threat to life especially in a built up residential area like this. Anyone who saw anything suspicious should bring that information to the PSNI," he said.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “At this time we believe at least two shots were fired through the window.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area can contact detectives by calling 101", he added.


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