DISSIDENT republicans are believed to have been behind two shootings on Thursday evening in west Belfast.
It is understood a male accused of “anti-social” behaviour was shot in the leg in the Turf Lodge area.
Locals believe the shooting was carried out by dissident group Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH).
There are also reports of a shooting in the Falls Park earlier on Thursday evening. A male was believed to have been the intended victim but escaped uninjured.
Earlier on Thursday morning, a number of men forced their way into a house in Avoca Close, Turf Lodge and fired a shot at a male.
The intended target cheated injury in the attack. This shooting has also been blamed on ONH.