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Man shot in leg in west Belfast 'paramilitary-style' attack

The scene at Norglen Road in west Belfast after a man was shot in a paramilitary-style attack 
Michael McHugh, Press Association

A man has suffered potentially "life-changing" injuries after being shot in the leg, police have said.

The paramilitary-style attack took place at Norglen Road, west Belfast last night.

The victim, in his 30s, was taken to hospital.

A PSNI detective said: "We are treating this brutal shooting as a paramilitary-style attack. This incident is another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence."

He appealed for anyone with information to contact detectives.

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