Teenager shot in both legs in west Belfast


A 16-year-old has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast.

It happened in Aitnamona Crescent at 20:50 GMT on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

Ch Insp Norman Hanslet said: “To shoot anyone is bad enough but this is blatant child abuse and there should be no place for the shooting of a child in today’s society.”

“I know that the local community abhor this type of behaviour and I would ask people to support and assist police to bring these people to justice.”

Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them.



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