Northern Ireland

Resident escapes injury as shot fired at house in 'reckless' north Belfast incident

Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a north Belfast property on Saturday night.
Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a north Belfast property on Saturday night. Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a north Belfast property on Saturday night.

A SHOT has been fired at a house in a "reckless" incident in north Belfast.

One person was in the St Vincent Street property when the shot was fired at around 11.30pm on Saturday.

A rear window of the house was smashed by the shot, but no-one was injured, police have said.

The incident happened yards from Crusaders FC social club and Seaview stadium, which hours earlier had hosted Glentoran.

North Belfast DUP MLA Philip Brett told the Irish News: "This was a shocking and reckless incident in what is a quiet residential area.

"We are lucky we aren't dealing with a much more serious outcome and I would urge anyone with knowledge of this or who can help police in any way to contact them."

A PSNI spokesperson said: “We are appealing to anyone who was in the Vincent Street area on Saturday evening between 11.00 pm and 11.30pm, and who noticed anything suspicious, or who may have dash-cam or mobile footage that could help with our investigation to get in touch. You can contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2084 of 28/10/23."