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Man dragged into house and shot by masked men in north Belfast

Police have appealed for information after a man was dragged into a house in north Belfast and shot in the leg by a number of masked men
John Monaghan

A MAN in his thirties has been dragged into a house in north Belfast and shot in the leg by masked men.

The attack happened in Ardglen Place in Ardoyne at around 10.40pm on Saturday. Police said a woman and four children were present in the house at the time.

The victim was shot once in the thigh and is being treated in hospital.

Detective Inspector Andrew George said the man was walking in the Jamaica Road area when he was approached by two males.

"They directed him to an address in the Ardglen Place area where he was taken inside and shot in the thigh," he said.

"This was a savage attack carried out by two masked men who showed no regard for the other people who were present in the house.

"There is no doubt the merciless actions of the thugs responsible will have left them all traumatised."

An investigation is underway to establish a motive.

"Nothing gives these people the right to violate the human rights of people, and their actions should be condemned by all," Mr George added.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee said: "This attack is wrong and I condemn it. There is no place for guns on our streets."

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