Alliance Justice spokesperson Trevor Lunn MLA has commented on reports that the couple shot in Turf Lodge on Thursday night were attacked because they refused to hand over their son.
Trevor Lunn said: “It us now being reported that this couple were shot because they refused to hand over their son to these thugs. This action by brave parents is in sharp contrast to the cowards who have shown their only objective was to inflict violence on anyone who got in their way. Rule by the gun has no place in any community and it’s time those who use guns realise that they can have no justification for their actions.
“Support for the PSNI has grown right across Northern Ireland in recent years and it is through this increasing public confidence that the police have had successes dealing with terrorist and criminal gangs. Anyone with relevant information should pass it to the police on the 101 number or anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”