Cllr John Blair said: “Guns have no place on our streets. There can be no justification for this brutal and callous attack. The people who carried out this shooting have no regards for the well being of others. People in the local community are horrified by what has taken place.
“I hope that the victim will be able to make a recovery from the injuries he sustained. My thoughts are with him and his family.
“Those responsible are obviously some very dangerous individuals who must be urgently apprehended by the Police, so I would urge anybody with any information to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers.”