Northern Ireland

Teenager shot in both legs in west Belfast attack

A police Land Rover behind a cordon at the scene of the shooting in Ardmonagh Parade
Image caption Police were called to the scene of the shooting early on Friday night

A 17-year-old boy has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast.

The attack happened at Ardmonagh Parade and was reported to police shortly after 19:00 GMT on Friday.

The teenager has been taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan said those who carried out the attack had "nothing to offer this community other than hurt and intimidation".

"Those responsible need to end these futile and reckless actions immediately," he added.

Police have appealed for anyone with information on the attack to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.