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Man (20s) shot in 'paramilitary style' attack in north Belfast

The incident happened just before 8pm this evening.

Donore Court, Belfast (file photo)
Donore Court, Belfast (file photo)
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A MAN IN his 20s has been shot in a “paramilitary style” attack in Belfast this evening.

The incident happened just before 8pm in Donore Court, in the north of the city. PSNI detectives are currently at the scene of the incident.

The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“While our enquiries are at an early stage, this barbaric shooting bears all the hallmarks of paramilitary style assault,” PSNI Detective Sergeant Gardiner said.

“Those responsible for this violent act do not represent the interests of this community, nor do they contribute anything to it.

“They do it to try and exert influence, or gain control of people through fear.”

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The PSNI urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact detectives.

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