Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a firearm was discharged at a vehicle in east Belfast on Thursday, March 3.

Detective Inspector Michael McDonnell said: “It was reported sometime overnight that around 12:30am a shot had been fired through the front windscreen of a vehicle parked in the Victoria Road area.

“Thankfully, no-one was present in the car at the time.

“A man, dressed in dark coloured clothing was seen discharging a firearm at the car before leaving the scene.

“We believe this is the second incident within a matter of days, that is linked following a shot fired at a vehicle in the early hours of Tuesday morning, March 1st also in the Victoria Road area.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about these incidents to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 220 03/03/22.

“I want to reassure the community that our investigation is underway and I would encourage members of the public who may have any information, CCTV, or dash-cam footage which can assist our investigation to please contact us.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via   

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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