New Barnsley Garden in West Belfast. Google Street View

Belfast police appeal for information after man shot in buttock

Two masked men are believed to have been involved and police are asking people in the community to come forward if they witnessed the incident.

POLICE IN WEST Belfast are appealing for information from the public after a shooting incident this afternoon.

The shooting took place in the New Barnsley Gardens area at 2.30pm. Police said it is believed two men shot a 19-year-old man “in the buttock”. He has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

It is believed that the two masked men, who were both wearing dark clothing, made off in the direction of Vere Foster Walk.

Detective Chief Inspector Alana Little said police “need the community’s assistance with this incident”.

Anyone with information 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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