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Man shot in legs in west Belfast

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A man in his 30s has been shot in both legs in west Belfast.

The shooting happened in an alleyway close to the Westrock Gardens and Springhill Drive area at around 10.30pm on Saturday night.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

Detective Inspector Paul Wright said: While this man's injuries are not life-threatening, they may well be life-changing.

“This was a brutal attack and yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.