Page last updated at 22:30 GMT, Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Man shot in ankle in west Belfast

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A man in his early 20s has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital with a gunshot wound to his ankle.

The man was shot outside a house in the Lagmore area, on the outskirts of west Belfast, shortly after 2115 GMT on Tuesday.

Police said his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

A motive for the incident has yet to be established, but a police spokesperson said a paramilitary style shooting is one line of enquiry.

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