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Dublin: 19 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Father, daughter in hospital after Belfast shooting

The 47-year-old man’s condition has been described as life threatening.

General view of the Evelyn Gardens area of north Belfast.
General view of the Evelyn Gardens area of north Belfast.
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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating the circumstances of a shooting which has left a 47-year-old man and his teenage daughter in critical conditions in hospital.

The man sustained injuries to his chest and his condition has been described as life threatening. His 18-year-old daughter was injured in both the stomach and hand. She is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The incident occurred at about 8.30am today in the Evelyn Gardens area of Skegoneill in north Belfast.

Shortly after the shooting, police received a report of a vehicle on fire in the area of Rosapenna Street, about a five minute drive away. They are investigating a possible link between the fire and the shooting.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in either of the areas and witnessed the shooting or the car being set alight. They are particularly anxious to talk to anyone who may have seen the occupants of a red-coloured vehicle which was seen driving away from Evelyn Gardens.

The PSNI can be contacted at Antrim Road CID on 0845 600 8000.

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