Five arrested after punishment shooting bid

Five men have been arrested and two guns discovered by police in west Belfast.

Officers stopped a car and detained the men on the Falls Road at about 10pm last night after a shooting a few minutes earlier on nearby St James Road.

A man was the target of a punishment shooting in a house, but he was not injured. The arrests took place during a police follow-up operation.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to examine the car that had been stopped.

The Falls Road was closed between the junction with Whiterock Road and the Falls bus depot.

The arrested men were taken to Antrim serious crime suite for questioning.


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