Northern Ireland

North Belfast: Man escapes injury after shot fired at house

House in north Belfast which was targeted by gunman
Image caption Damage was caused to a window and the inside of the property

A man has escaped injury after a shot was fired at a house in north Belfast.

It happened at about 22:55 BST on Tuesday evening at a property on Spamount Street.

The man was the only person in the house at the time of the attack and reported seeing two men running on Edlingham Street towards Stratheden Street.

Police have described the incident as "completely reckless".

Damage was caused to a window and the inside of the property.

One of the men seen leaving the scene is believed to have been wearing a light-grey hooded top, while the other wore a darker-coloured hooded top.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee condemned those behind the attack.

"Thankfully no one was injured in this incident but it was terrifying for residents in the area," he said.