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Man in Belfast shot in both knees and both ankles

Two men forced their way into a house in west Belfast this evening, police have said.

Corrib Avenue in west Belfast.
Corrib Avenue in west Belfast.

POLICE IN WEST Belfast are currently attending an incident in the Corrib Avenue area in which a man was shot multiple times in the knees and ankles.

At 6.50pm today, police said it is believe two men forced their way into a house and shot a man in his 30s “in both knees and both ankles”. He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Anyone with any information about this is asked to contact Grosvenor Road Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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