Two men shot in west Belfast

Police have sealed of the junction of Nansen Street,Broadway and Iveagh street due to a double shooting in the Grosvenor pigeon club. Picture Pacemaker press
Police have sealed of the junction of Nansen Street,Broadway and Iveagh street due to a double shooting in the Grosvenor pigeon club. Picture Pacemaker press

Two men have been shot in the legs in west Belfast today.

It took place in Iveagh Street just before 4pm, police said.

The scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two males were shot and injured this afternoon. ' 'Picture PressEye

The scene on Iveagh Street in west Belfast where two males were shot and injured this afternoon. ' 'Picture PressEye

Both men were shot in the legs and taken to hospital for treatment, a PSNI spokesman said.

Detective Inspector Nigel Snoddy appealed for anyone who was in the area at the time and who has information to contact them on tel 101.

Sinn Fein councillor Ciaran Beattie has condemned the shooting of two men - which he said took place in a bar in the Broadway area.

Councillor Beattie said; “This shooting was totally wrong and I condemn it unreservedly.

“It is absolutely reckless to go into a public bar in a busy area of west Belfast in the middle of the afternoon and shoot people.

“Those responsible showed a complete disregard for the community by their actions and this incident could have been even worse.

“There can be no place for guns in our society and these type of shootings need to stop immediately.”