Northern Ireland

Man escapes gun attack at house in Turf Lodge, Belfast

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Media captionTwo men entered a house in Avoca Close

A man has escaped injury in a gun attack at a house in west Belfast.

Two men went into the man's house at Avoca Close in the Turf Lodge area and fired a shot at him. It is believed a shotgun was used.

The attack happened at about 09:30 BST on Thursday. The attackers escaped in the direction of the Upper Springfield Road.

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information about it to contact them.

One of the attackers was described as being about 40 and was wearing a baseball cap, cream coat and dark jeans. It is believed he was carrying a brown bag containing a shotgun.

The second was of heavy build and wearing dark jeans, dark blue T-shirt and had dark shaved hair.