MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN NORTH BELFAST GUN ATTACK

Oglaigh na hEireann chief suspects for north Belfast shooting

Oglaigh na hEireann chief suspects for north Belfast shooting

DETECTIVES in north Belfast are investigating the report of a shooting incident in the Ardoyne area.

It happened at Velsheda Court area on Wednesday evening of Wednesday, as first revealed by Belfast Daily.

Dissident republican group Oglaigh na hEireann are believed to have been behind the shooting incident.

Police launched its ‘India 99’ helicopter over Ardoyne in a bid to trace the gunman.

Inspector Ian Lockyer explained,” It was reported to us that a man called to the house at around 10pm.

“When the door was answered by a male occupant, a number of shots were fired. The occupant was fortunately not struck by any of the shots.

“The suspect then smashed the windscreen of a car parked at the property and made off on foot from Velsheda Court through an alleyway to Cranbrook Court where it is believed he may have got into a white coloured car to leave the area.

“The suspect was described as being around 5’4” tall and was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with white draw strings.

“The occupant and a woman and three children also in the house at the time were not injured but left badly shaken by this incident.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have noticed any suspicious activity or who has any information which may be of assistance to our investigation to contact CID at Tennent Street on the non emergency number 101.

“Information can also be passed anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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