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Gunman opens fire at van in Belfast

getmediafileA gunman opened fire in Belfast today. The attack happened in the Monagh Road area at around 4pm. A man wearing a mask opened fire on a van which was parked. Three men were sat inside the vehicle at the time but none were injured.

The attacker is still at large after he fled on foot. Police have yet to establish a motive. This is the second shooting in Belfast this week. Yesterday a man was shot in the head while sitting in a car in the Shaws Road area of west Belfast. The victime in his 40s is in a stable condition in hospital.


A Police statement after the incident said:

“We received a report at around 4.15pm, that a male wearing dark clothing and a mask, had fired a number of shots at a white van which had been parked near a shop on the Monagh Road. Three men were in the van at the time of the shooting, but all, thankfully, have escaped without injury. The attacker left the scene on foot following the incident and enquiries are currently ongoing to establish a motive for the shooting. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the shooting or any suspicious activity to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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