NORTH BELFAST ATTACK: MAN INJURED IN ‘PUNISHMENT’ SHOOTING

Oglaigh na hEireann chief suspects for north Belfast shooting

Oglaigh na hEireann chief suspects for north Belfast shooting

DETECTIVES have launched a probe after a man was shot in the legs in north Belfast.

Police say the 24-year-old man was the victim of a “paramilitary style shooting” in Flax Street on Sunday.

The brutal shooting happened during the busy Ardoyne Fleadh.

Dissident republican group Oglaigh na hEireannn (ONH) are the key suspects for police in the shooting.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A local Sinn Fein MLA has condemned the shooting and said people in Ardoyne were disgusted that the shooting happened while a community festival was taking place.

“This young man was shot only yards from the entrance to the venue of the Ardoyne Fleadh where thousands of people had gathered,” said Caral Ni Chuilin.

“This was a cowardly and despicable attack and local people are also horrified that it was carried out in full view of children who were going to the festival.

“The thugs who carried out this attack represent no one.

“They should immediately end their campaign of violence and threats against the people of Ardoyne.”

Detectives at Tennent Street CID have appealed for anyone with information about the shooting to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number.

 

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