DETECTIVES are appealing for information and witnesses following a shooting incident last night, Monday, 13 January in west Belfast.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “Shortly before 6.00pm last night as a 39 year old male passenger exited from a vehicle in the Burnaby Walk area of west Belfast and walked along the street he was approached from behind by two males who shot him in the knee and ankle. 

“The driver of the vehicle the victim had alighted from, then tried to manoeuvre his car to offer assistance to him. 

“Whilst doing so, one of the gunmen approached the car and fired one shot in the direction of the vehicle. 

“Fortunately, he was not injured.”

Detective Sergeant Wilson continued: “The perpetrators who carried out this shooting showed a total disregard for anyone living in this built up residential area. 

“We are extremely fortunate that no-one else was seriously injured or that no-one lost their life.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has information that could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1785 13/01/20. 

“Alternatively, information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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