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Police say gun attack on Dunmurry house was 'contemptible and calculated'

Damage caused to the front door and windows after two masked men fired a number of shots at a home in the Old Colin area of Poleglass. Picture by Mal McCann.

POLICE have described a gun attack on a house in the outskirts of west Belfast as "contemptible and calculated".

Two men fired shots at the property in the Old Colin Road area of Dunmurry on Sunday at around 10.25pm.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: "The shots were fired at, and through, the door and living room window, causing extensive damage to the property.

"Thankfully the male occupant, who was home at the time, was uninjured.

"It's reported that the two suspects took aim from the front fence of the property.

"They were both dressed in dark clothing, with their faces covered and wearing baseball caps. The pair subsequently made off on foot in the direction of Poleglass.

"This was a contemptible and calculated attack, with the most serious potential consequences. Worryingly anyone, from the resident to potential passers-by, could have been killed.

"I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to contact us on 101."

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