Fresh appeal on Rossnareen attempted murder

Fresh appeal on Rossnareen attempted murder

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch are appealing for information about the attempted murder of a 41 year old man in west Belfast three months ago today.

The man was shot in the head as he sat in a car with his partner in Rossnareen Avenue at 8.30am on Thursday 19 November.

Police believe two men were involved in the attack and are appealing for information.

Detective Inspector Peter Mullan said: “We believe the two men came out of a vacant house in Rossnareen Avenue wearing high visibility workmen’s jackets. One of them approached the victim’s car and opened fire with what we believe to have been a shotgun. They made off in a silver Honda Civic car which was abandoned a short distance away in Inishmore Crescent.

“The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital and has sustained life changing injuries. This was a ruthless and reckless attack in a busy street at a busy time of the day.

“I am appealing to anyone with information about the incident, the two men or the silver car to come forward. They can contact detectives at Musgrave police station on the non-emergency 101 number, or can provide information without giving their details to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” 

Two men, aged 18 and 50, have appeared in court charged in connection with the overall investigation into this incident.

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.