Vets in west Belfast are reporting hearing a shot at a veterinary clinic.

They have called for the arrest of a man believed to be responsible for the shooting, which occurred in the east of the city on Sunday evening.

The incident happened in the village of Londonderry.

The man was last seen at a pub in nearby Muckabey.

He is described as a white man in his 20s.

The scene in the west of the town is being investigated by the police and the PSNI.

The attack comes after a spate of deadly shootings in the capital, including one on a pregnant woman who died in hospital.

In the wake of the attacks, Sinn Féin MLA, Martin McGuinness said he would be working to ensure there is more effective policing in the city.

He said: “I believe it is the right thing to do.

We will be talking about policing at Stormont at Stormo.”

The shooting comes after another shooting took place in the area on Sunday.

A 23-year-old man, from Londundy, died in a car crash on the A6 in north Belfast after he was shot in the neck.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The PSNI said the man had been shot in an east Belfast area and had been taken to hospital.

A second person has been arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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