A man has died following a shooting in west Belfast.

The victim, aged in his late 20s, was shot at a house in Glenbawn Avenue in Poleglass around 8pm.

It is understood other family members were in the property when the murder took place. An investigation by the PSNI is under way. 

Local Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Magennis said the local community was outraged by the attack.

He said: "This community is stunned and outraged at this latest brutal killing.

"I have spoken to some of the victim's family and friends and they are obviously devastated and in a state of shock.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this attack to bring it to the PSNI."

SDLP councillor Brian Heading said: "The entire community in West Belfast is in shock this evening. These are scenes that we thought we had left far behind us.

"Those responsible for this monstrous criminal act must be caught and they must be brought to justice."

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long tweeted: "Shocking murder in West Belfast this evening. My thoughts are with the victim's family at this time.

"I would appeal for anyone with any information to contact the PSNI. Whilst those responsible are free on our streets, the community is not safe."