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Appeal for information about men in hi-vis jackets after 'brutal' attempted murder

A 28-year-old man was shot several times.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have appealed for information following an attempted murder in Belfast.

A 28-year-old man was shot several times in west Belfast yesterday morning.

Detective inspector Pete Mullan said police believe two men called to a house at Distillery Court at 9.45am yesterday and shot the victim.

“The attackers then made off on foot towards the Grosvenor Road. The victim was able to raise the alarm with neighbours and an ambulance arrived to take him to hospital. He is currently in a stable condition in hospital,” Mullan said.

“We are continuing to work to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and the motive behind it.

We have received reports of two men leaving the scene immediately after the shooting and descriptions of them. Both were described as being slightly under 6’ tall and both were wearing cycling shorts or leggings. They also both wore long-sleeved yellow hi-vis tops, dark hats, black masks over their faces and dark gloves. One of the men was also carrying a dark-coloured rucksack.

Mullan appealed for anyone with information about this “brutal attack” to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101. Alternatively, callers who do not wish to provide their details can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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