McAllister says no place for so-called ‘punishment shootings’ after attack

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has said so-called ‘punishment shootings’ have no place in our society, after a man was shot in both legs in the north of the city.

The attack took place in Havana Walk in Ardoyne last night (Wednesday). The victim, who is in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment. Police have described it as a ‘paramilitary-style’ shooting.

“It is frightening to hear about more guns on our streets,” said Councillor McAllister.

“There is no excuse for this sort of action and I condemn it utterly. No matter the situation, guns are never the answer and shooting people is always wrong. People taking the law into their own hands and bringing violence to our streets needs to stop immediately.

“If anyone has any information on this incident, I urge them to take it to police urgently.”