Belfast house targeted in overnight gun attack

There is a security alert in north Belfast
There is a security alert in north Belfast

An elderly couple and their grandchild were in a house targeted in a gun attack in Belfast during the early hours of this morning.

The incident happened at a house in Tollnamona Court in west Belfast.

It was reported that a number of shots were fired through the front window and door of the house at around 2.40am.

A man, woman and child who were upstairs at the time of the shooting were not injured.

Sinn Fein Councillor Emma Groves said: “I condemn this attack. An elderly couple and their grandchild was in the home at the time of the shooting and thankfully no one was hurt.

“Anyone with information about this incident should bring it forward to the PSNI.”

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “We are currently working to establish a motive for this incident and I would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 176 16/07/16. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”