Man escapes serious injury after being shot in Belfast

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A man has been taken to hospital after being shot in Belfast last night. 

The victim was out walking in the Short Strand area when he was targeted at around 7.45pm.   

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. 

Police are appealing for information. 

Detective Sergeant Duffield said guns have no place in our community.

"We are fortunate that we are not dealing with a fatality today following this disgraceful attack in which a firearm was discharged in a residential area in the early evening.

"The people undertaking these attacks do not represent our communities and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Short Strand area last night and noticed any suspicious activity or vehicles being driven in a suspicious manner to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1711 25/01/20. 

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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