Man taken to hospital after being shot in both legs in west Belfast

Scene of gun attack in west Belfast. Pic UTV
The attack took place in the Whitecliff Drive area Credit: UTV

A man has been taken to hospital after being shot in both legs in west Belfast.

Police received to reports of a shooting in the Whitecliff Drive area at around 9pm on Thursday.

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the shooting.Detective Sergeant Alexander said: “Police received a report shortly after 9pm on Thursday, 30th March that three masked men shot a man in both legs outside a property in the Whitecliff Drive area.“The suspects, who were all wearing dark-coloured clothing, made off from the scene on foot.“The victim, was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.“Our investigation is at an early stage and at present we are investigating a number of lines of enquiry to determine exactly what happened, a motive and who was involved.“However, this shooting is a clear human rights abuse and everyone in the community has the right to live free from the threat of violence.“The horrific violence that was inflicted on this man will most certainly leave physical and mental scars and trauma that may never heal. Victims of such attacks often have their lives changed forever."

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