Northern Ireland

West Belfast shooting: Man injured in gun attack at fast food outlet

The shooting took place close to the junction of Falls Road and Thames Street
Image caption The shooting took place close to the junction of Falls Road and Thames Street

An 18-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.

Shortly after 21:00 GMT on Thursday, three masked men entered the premises close to the junction of Falls Road and Thames Street.

They shot the man twice in the right leg, at the back of the building.

He was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition.

The three men were said to have been dressed in black and were wearing balaclavas. They escaped on foot along Thames Street.

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