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Three children escape injury after shot fired at west Belfast house

A shot was fired at a house in Norglen Drive. Picture by Google Maps 

Three children have escaped injury after a shot was fired at a property in west Belfast.

The attack took place in Norglen Drive at around 11.40pm last night.

A couple and their three children were in bed when a shot struck the front door of the property.

Detective Inspector Michael McDonnell said: "We are fortunate this cowardly and reckless act did not result in the residents of this house being killed or injured. 

"These young children will have to live with this nightmare for the rest of their lives, their innocence taken from them by some faceless thug. 

"Everyone should be allowed to live in peace in their own home.  No-one should have to worry about someone taking it upon themselves to show up and fire a shot at their home."

Police have appealed for anyone with information to call them on 101.

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