ONH GANG BEHIND WEST BELFAST SHOOTINGS

Oglaigh na hEireann carried out shooting on three men in west Belfast on Thursday

Oglaigh na hEireann carried out shooting on three men in west Belfast on Thursday

DISSIDENT republican gang Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) was behind a paramilitary attack in west Belfast.

A special detective team is investigating after three men were shot in the legs in a planned attack by ONH.

The incident happened in the Glenveagh Drive area of the city on Thursday night.

“It is believed that three males each received two gunshot wounds to their legs,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

The men have been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The latest shooting will be investigated as part of a wider probe into recent attacks by ONH in west Belfast.

Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH), which split away from the Real IRA, carried out both attacks, is said to be stepping up attacks against those it has branded as “anti-social elements”.

Belfast Daily first reported this month that a man was shot in the leg in the Turf Lodge on Thursday evening.

We revealed that ONH had accused the victim of being a house breaker and a car thief, claims he denied.

It was part of an escalation in attacks by ONH.

Police later confirmed that an 18-year-old was shot once in the right leg during the so-called “punishment shooting” around 8.10pm in Turf Lodge.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment.

Days earlier, two ONH gunmen burst into a house at Avoca Close in the Turf Lodge and fired a shot at a man.

The round missed and the two gunmen fled in the direction of the Upper Springfield Road.

The attack was condemned by both the SDLP and Sinn Fein.

 

 

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