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Glenbawn Avenue shooting: Man dead after gunman attack

A man has died after being shot in West Belfast.

Emergency services were called to Glenbawn Avenue in the Poleglass area shortly before 8pm on Tuesday evening, February 13.

It is understood the man, aged in his 30s, died at the scene.

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey said: "My thoughts are with this man's family, this was a brutal attack, they went into the house this evening and shot this man. My sympathies are with the family.

"It is a horrific attack and my thoughts are with the family."

The scene this evening

A source said: "This was not a punishment shooting gone wrong, they went with this intent. There was one gunman who made off in a getaway car."

A motive for the killing is not known at this stage.

Councillor Stephen Magennis said: "He was at home with his partner at th e time and residents said they heard two bangs but when they went out for a look they could not see anything.

"The next thing was police arrived and the ambulance and they knew something was up and a lot of people tried to help him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The residents up here are very angry about this and saying they want these people to go back to the shadows, there's a lot of anger.

"I condemn it and my thoughts are with the family and I want to send a message to these people, no one supports this kind of action, there is no support in the community.

"They are just instilling fear in the community and they need to go back to the shadows where they came from."

The scene this evening

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police and other emergency services are currently at the scene of a shooting at a house in the Glenbawn Avenue area of west Belfast this evening .

"Police received the report shortly before 8pm that a man had been shot.

"There are no further details at this time."

Source: Google News

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