Men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man shot in leg

Pictured is ARV officers as they perform an operation at Aspin Walk around 12:30AM where 2 males were arrested following an incident involving a shotgun in Belfast
Pictured is ARV officers as they perform an operation at Aspin Walk around 12:30AM where 2 males were arrested following an incident involving a shotgun in Belfast

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in west Belfast last night.

A PSNI spokesman said shortly before midnight police received a report that a 41-year-old man was shot in the area of Glasvey Drive. He was taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to his leg. His condition is described as serious.

“Police responded to the report and, with the assistance of the police helicopter, located two suspects in the area of Aspen Walk,” he said.

Two men - 25-years and 35-years - were arrested and are currently in custody assisting police with their inquiries. A search of the property has commenced.

Detective Inspector Cummings said: “A motive for this attack has not yet been established and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that would assist with our investigation to contact Detectives in Lisburn Police Station on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”