An investigation is under way after a man was shot in the hands and legs in west Belfast.

He was targeted in Norglen Parade last night.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital.

PSNI Detective Inspector Rowland said: "This was a brutal and savage attack on a man in a densely populated residential area and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information which could assist us with our inquiries to contact detectives."

The attack was reported to police just before 9.30pm and happened at a grassy area of the street.