Mr Dickson said he was shocked and horrified by the incidents.
“I totally condemn these incidents, one of which has led to the death of a man on our streets. There can never be any justification for shooting another person.
“Certainly three shootings in the space of 24 hours gives the impression of a growing cycle of violence in Belfast, whether any connection exists or not between them. The thugs behind them need taken off our streets immediately.
“I would urge anyone with information about any of these incidents to contact police immediately, so these cold-blooded individuals can face justice.”