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Man dies after west Belfast shooting

A man has died after being shot at his home in west Belfast on Tuesday. Photo: Pacemaker

A man has died after being shot at his home in west Belfast on Tuesday.

The attack happened in the Glenbawn Avenue area of Poleglass - and it is understood the man was hit in the chest.

Police and other emergency crews were called to the scene at around 8pm.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said they responded to reports of a 28-year-old male having been shot.

"No-one was taken from the scene," they said.

The incident is the second fatal shooting in the Poleglass area in just over a year and a local Sinn Féin councillor said people are "outraged".

Stephen Magennis said: “I have spoken to some of the victim’s family and friends and they are obviously devastated and in a state of shock.

“There can be absolutely no justification for this murder which was carried out in the most brutal fashion.

“The people carrying out these attacks are bringing nothing but death and destruction. They need to be condemned and should get off the backs of this community.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this attack to bring it to the PSNI.”

Speaking from the scene, SDLP Councillor Tim Attwood said: "This community is united here in shock and anger. A young man in his twenties tonight has lost his life. I completely condemn those responsible.

"While the exact circumstances of what happened here this evening are unknown, what we must always be sure of, is that murder is wrong. Those who think they can take the lives of others into their own hands are wrong. Leaving a family and a community paralysed with fear that this could happen on their doorstep is wrong."