Northern Ireland

West Belfast: Man, 56, shot several times in the leg

Man shot in the leg in west belfast Image copyright Kevin Scott / Presseye
Image caption Police at work at the scene

A 56-year-old man has been shot several times in the leg in a paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast, the police have said.

The shooting happened at about 19:45 BST at Glenwood Drive, Poleglass.

The man has been taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition. Police have appealed for information.

Stephen Magennis, a Sinn Féin councillor, said the man had been shot "five or six times in the leg".

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Image caption Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Magennis said incidents like this should be a "thing of the past"

"I've said for a long time now regarding punishment attacks that no guns at all should be brought onto the streets," he said.

"The message needs to come loud and clear in the community and hopefully these groups will listen."