Man treated for gunshot wounds after paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast

Police have appealed for information following a paramilitary-style attack close to a primary school in Poleglass.
John Monaghan

A MAN is being treated in hospital for gunshot wounds to his leg after a paramilitary-style shooting close to a primary school in west Belfast.

The 38-year-old was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital after the attack, which happened in an alleyway in the Glenkeen area of Poleglass at around 10.20pm on Wednesday.

The site of the shooting is close to St Kieran's Primary School.

SDLP councillor Brian Heading told The Irish News: "A shooting so close to a primary school has violated space used for education and nurturing our children."

He added: "To have such an action take place there is despicable and is a warning to us that we should not and cannot allow our society to slip back to the dark days of the Troubles."

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann condemned the shooting and urged anyone with information to contact police.

She said: "The people behind these shootings are at war with the community. Their campaign against people in their own community should end now."

Police have appealed to anyone with information to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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