Man hospitalised after being shot in west Belfast

‘No further details at this early stage and police inquiries are ongoing’, says PSNI

The shooting took place on the Springfield Road in the city. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

The shooting took place on the Springfield Road in the city. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

 

A man has been shot in west Belfast. He is receiving treatment in hospital.

Police were still at the scene on the Springfield Road on Monday night.

The incident was reported to police at 7.45pm on Monday.

It is understood the victim was shot in the legs and is being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital.

A PSNI statement said: “There are no further details at this early stage and police inquiries are ongoing.”

Sinn Féin Assembly member Fra McCann said it was a disgraceful attack.

“This brutal shooting was carried out in broad daylight and in full view of the local community.

“There is no space for this type of activity in our society. It’s wrong and unacceptable.” – PA