James Brokenshire issued a statement following the shooting of a child in the Forest Street area of West Belfast on Thursday 16 February.
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:
This was a brutal and shocking attack on a child by abusive criminals.
I will continue to offer all possible support to the PSNI and Department of Justice to ensure that the thugs responsible are held to account. Collectively we will continue to work to build a society where violence of this sort has no place.
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