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Sinn Féin MLA calls for an end to futile shootings

4 May, 2012 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann said that another shooting and maiming of a young person in Twinbrook will solve nothing and is unacceptable.

The 18-year-old was shot in the legs in the Thornhill area of Twinbrook last night. Jennifer McCann, a West Belfast MLA and member of the Assembly’s Justice Committee said:

“This type of action does nothing but maim another young person. It is one of a number of shootings in the area in recent times and is totally unacceptable.

“As has been proven in the past these type of shootings will do nothing to solve anti-social and criminal activity. I call on the groups involved in these shootings to end this futility and leave the people of the area, along with the statutory agencies and the PSNI, to build on making the area a safer place for residents and bring about long-term, sustainable solutions to any problems."

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