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Teen blasted in the legs in gun attack

The PSNI issued an appeal
The PSNI issued an appeal

A 17-year-old male has been shot three times in the legs in a gun attack in Belfast.

The incident happened in the Downfine Gardens area of the city last night. 

Detective Sergeant Mason said "Police received reports at 10:50pm that a male had been shot three times in the legs. Whilst these injuries are not believed to be life threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack. It is yet another example of how criminal elements seek to control communities through fear and violence. 

I would ask that anyone with information please contact Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 1450 of 13/07/17, or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”