Northern Ireland

Elderly couple and grandchild escape injury in west Belfast shooting

The house
Image caption The shooting happened at Tollnamona Court

An elderly couple and their grandchild have escaped injury in a west Belfast shooting.

Shots were fired at their home in Tollnamona Court at about 02.40 BST in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Image caption There were two bullet holes in each of the downstairs windows
Image caption The PSNI said they are working to establish a motive for the attack

The couple and their grandchild were upstairs and sleeping at the time and were not injured.

Sinn Féin councillor, Emma Groves, said the family had lived in the house for 33 years and had raised their seven children there.

They said they had no idea why they would be targeted in an attack like this.

Image caption Sinn Féin councillor, Emma Groves, condemned the shooting

A PSNI spokesperson said they are working to establish a motive and have appealed for witnesses.