Northern Ireland

Teenager shot in leg in Summerhill Park area of Twinbrook

An 18-year-old man has been shot in the leg in Twinbrook.

He was walking down an alley way in Summerhill Park around 21:00 BST on Thursday when he was attacked by a masked man.

The teenager was shot once in the leg and was taken to hospital. His injury is not believed to be life threatening.

Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann said the shooting and maiming of another young person in Twinbrook was unacceptable and would solve nothing.

"This type of action does nothing but maim another young person. It is one of a number of shootings in the area in recent times and is totally unacceptable," she said.

"As has been proven in the past these type of shootings will do nothing to solve anti-social and criminal activity.

"I call on the groups involved in these shootings to end this futility and leave the people of the area, along with the statutory agencies and the PSNI, to build on making the area a safer place for residents and bring about long-term, sustainable solutions to any problems."