Northern Ireland

Shot fired during attack on house in Ballymurphy, Belfast

A shot has been fired during an attack on a house in west Belfast.

Shortly before 21:20 GMT on Monday, two men, one armed with a shotgun, approached the house at Mill Race in Ballymurphy.

It is believed a shot was fired through a window. Flammable liquid was then poured through a window and set alight.

A number of other windows were damaged during the attack. Detectives have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

SDLP councillor Colin Keenan condemned those behind the attack.

"Thankfully there are no reports of injury, but this was a reckless attack. There is no justification for what happened and those behind this attack are not wanted in the community," he said.

"No-one has the right to act as judge, jury and executioner. This type of activity is madness and it's only by good fortune that no-one was injured."