Northern Ireland

Man escapes injury in east Belfast shooting

A man has escaped injury in a shooting in east Belfast.

An armed man approached him as he was getting out of his car in Pansy Street at 01:20 GMT on Saturday. The shot missed and the gunman ran off.

Alliance East Belfast Naomi Long Long has condemned the attempted shooting: "There is absolutely no justification for bringing guns onto our streets.

"If anybody has any information about this attempted shooting then I would urge them to contact the police."