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Man (21) shot in 'paramilitary style assault' in west Belfast

Police are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man was shot in the lower leg in a "paramilitary style assault" in Dunmurry

Police are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man was shot in the lower leg in a "paramilitary style assault" in Dunmurry last night. 

The shooting took place in the Summerhill Road area and police were called just after 10:25 pm. 

Inspector McCullough said: "He has been taken to hospital for treatment. While our enquiries are at an early stage, this shooting bears the hallmarks of a paramilitary style assault. Those who carried out this barbaric act do not represent the interests of the local community, nor do they contribute anything to it. They use violence to try and exert influence, or gain control of those they claim to represent." 

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information which could help our investigation to call 101 quoting reference number 2053 of 14/04/21. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.”

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