Northern Ireland

West Belfast: Death threat charges after Rossnareen Avenue shooting

The car in which the victim was shot
Image caption The man was shot when the car he was travelling in stopped at a junction at Rossnareen Avenue on Thursday

Two men have been charged with making threats to kill in connection with a gun attack in west Belfast that left a man critically injured.

He was shot in the head while he was sitting in a car in Rossnareen Avenue on Thursday and remains critically ill.

The victim, who is in his 40s, is a member of the traveller community.

The men who have been charged are aged 18 and 50. They are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

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