There has been a shooting incident in West Belfast, and the PSNI is currently seeking information from the public to aid their investigation.
Details of the Incident
On the evening of March 28, 2023, at around 8:30 pm, a shooting incident took place on Springfield Road, West Belfast. According to the police report, a man in his early 30s was shot multiple times in the legs and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The victim’s current condition is unknown.
The PSNI has urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist them in their investigation. The PSNI has also deployed additional patrols in the area to ensure the safety of the residents.
Detective Sergeant Alexander said: “Police received a report shortly after 9pm on Thursday, 30th March that three masked men shot a man in both legs outside a property in the Whitecliff Drive area.
“The suspects, who were all wearing dark-coloured clothing, made off from the scene on foot.
“The victim was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.
“Our investigation is at an early stage and at present, we are investigating a number of lines of enquiry to determine exactly what happened, a motive and who was involved.
“However, this shooting is a clear human rights abuse and everyone in the community has the right to live free from the threat of violence.
“The horrific violence that was inflicted on this man will most certainly leave physical and mental scars and trauma that may never heal. Victims of such attacks often have their lives changed forever.
“We are appealing to anyone who was in the Whitecliff Drive or Ballymurphy Road areas on Thursday evening, 30th March shortly before 9pm and who noticed anything suspicious, or who may have dash-cam or mobile footage that could help with our investigation to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 2012 of 30/03/23.”
Importance of Public Cooperation
Cases like these require public cooperation to aid the police in their investigation. By coming forward with any relevant information, the public can help bring the perpetrators to justice and prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/