Incident Summary:

02/15/2017: Assailants shot and injured a civilian in the Falls Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to dissident republicans.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Falls Road area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Dissident Republicans No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Second shooting in west Belfast in two nights," News Letter, February 16, 2017."
"Chief Superintendent Chris Noble says attack on 16-year-old is 'child abuse'," BBC, February 17, 2017."
"Dissidents are firing indiscriminately':PSNI," News Letter, February 17, 2017."