SEARCHES UNDERWAY OVER SOUTH BELFAST GUN ATTACK

Police and CSI carry out searches in the Markets district following a gun attack on Sunday night

Police and CSI carry out searches in the Markets district following a gun attack on Sunday night

POLICE and forensic officers are carrying out a search following a gun attack in south Belfast on Sunday night.

A number of shots were fired through the kitchen window of a house in Markets district close to Belfast city centre.

The attack happened at Eliza Street Terrace around 9 pm.

No-one was injured in the attack.

A forensic examination of the scene is being carried out on Monday to try and recover spent ammo rounds and any clues to the gunman.

Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch are now investigating.

Officers are trying to establish if there is a link to the shooting an incident last Saturday night in the area.

Belfast Daily understands that riot cops were called after a 50-strong mob descended on a house in the area.

The plan was to torch a house belonging to an elderly man who was at home at the time with his wife.

However, police intercepted the mob as they walked down an alley way at the rear of Upper Stanfield Street.

Tactical Support Group (TSG) officers drew their batons on the mob who had organised the move on the house over Facebook.

Police then posted a gun guard on the house to protect the elderly couple.

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