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Sinn Féin slam West Belfast gun attack

17 September, 2008

West Belfast Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann condemned last nights gun attack on a family in Lagmore, Ms McCann who visited the scene of the attack last night and spoke to family members said,

"I unreservedly condemn the attack on this family, a number of people were at home at the time of the shooting including a 2 year old child and all are lucky to be alive.

I have been told that the man whose home was attacked and his brother were threatened earlier this week by a dissident group following a quarrel with one of their members. They were then both told to present themselves to a local office that supposedly acts in a political capacity for this group.

The family home was then attacked last night . People in this community are shocked and angry. The people responsible for carrying out this attack have no mandate and no support within this community." CRÍOCH

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