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Man shot in legs in paramilitary-style attack

He was forced into a car and shot twice in each leg. Police are appealing for witnesses.

The Downfine estate in west Belfast
The Downfine estate in west Belfast
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A MAN HAS been shot in the legs in a paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast. It happened shortly after 9pm last night in the Downfine Walk area.

The 29-year-old was walking in the Balkan Street/Leeson Street area when he was forced into a car by three men. He was then driven to the Downfine estate and shot twice in each leg.

The victim was then taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

The PSNI are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact police at Grosvenor Road Station on 0845 600 8000, or to call the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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