Northern Ireland

Police appeal over paramilitary shooting

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Image caption The men were confronted by a masked gang close to garages near Culmore Gardens

Police have appealed for information about a paramilitary style shooting in west Belfast on Friday night.

Two men aged 19 and 23-years-old, were confronted by three masked men close to garages near Culmore Gardens at about 2000 GMT.

The 19-year-old was shot in the leg. The 23-year-old suffered a slight injury to his leg after an attempt was made to shoot him in a similar way.

They were taken to hospital and treated for their injuries.