20 January 2006

Man dead after shooting in city


A 22-year-old man who was injured in a shooting incident in west Belfast has died in hospital.

The shooting happened at about 1945 GMT on Thursday in the Wilton Street area of the loyalist Shankill Road.

The victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital where his injuries were described as serious. However, police said on Friday that he had died.

An investigation is under way to try to establish the exact circumstances of the shooting.

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