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gun attack Shots fired at house in west Belfast following bomb alerts

Shooting came two days after man gunned down in Shankill area


A number of shots have been fired at a house in west Belfast.

The shooting comes just two days after a man was seriously wounded in a separate shooting in the Shankill area of north Belfast.

The incident happened in the St Bernadetteā€™s Avenue area of Ballymurphy.

Paul Maskey, Sinn Fein MP, whose constituency office on the Falls Road was targeted by elements who claimed to have left a device outside it earlier in the day, tweeted: "A gun attack on a house in Ballymurphy. Hearing that no one injured thankfully.

"Those responsible for the shooting or those claiming to have left devices at Nichola's or our offices have absolutely nothing to offer society."

It was also claimed that a device was left outside the office of SDLP MLA Nichola Mallon.

The police are investigating the bomb claims as well as the shooting incident.

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