Northern Ireland

Gang attempt to shoot man at house in north Belfast

A masked gang have attempted to shoot a man at a house in north Belfast.

Shortly after 17:30 GMT on Wednesday, three men wearing balaclavas and armed with a handgun entered a property in the Ardilea Street area off the Oldpark Road.

They held a man down and attempted to shoot him, but the gun failed to go off.

The gang made off in the direction of Prospect Park.

Police have appealed for information about the incident.

They said one of the gang was described as being 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build. He was wearing a black coat, dark jeans and white trainers.

Another was described as being 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build and was wearing a camouflage jacket.

All three men were wearing gloves and balaclavas.