Appeal for Information on West Belfast Shooting

  • 13 January 2017

Appeal for Information on West Belfast Shooting


Detectives are appealing for information following a shooting incident that occurred at a house in the Norglen Parade area of West Belfast on the evening of Thursday 12 January.

Chief Inspector Norman Haslett said, "Just after 6.15pm yesterday evening, a middle aged couple were in their home in the Norglen Parade area of West Belfast, about that time three masked and armed men came to the door, they proceeded to go into the house and shoot both the occupants, a male and a female. Thankfully their injuries are not life-threatening, but the ordeal and the trauma that the couple went through must have been quite horrific. This is a brutal, callous and horrific attack on a defenceless couple in their house, at tea-time on a Thursday evening and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. The people who did this have no moral compass whatsoever.

“I am appealing for anyone who has information about this incident, or anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 900 of 12/01/17. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Keeping People Safe

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.