Man shot in 'punishment' attack in North Belfast

Man shot in 'punishment' attack in North Belfast

A man has been shot in a paramilitary 'punishment' attack in North Belfast.

The incident happened in the Jamaica Road area of the city.

Just before 11pm, a 36-year-old man was walking along Jamaica Road in the direction of Ardoyne Road when he was confronted by three unknown males close to the steps leading to Bonehill Park.

He was then dragged into an alleyway and shot him twice in each foot.

He was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Mary White said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have been in this area and witnessed this incident, seen anything suspicious or have any other information about it to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime in Musgrave Police Station on 101. Alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”