Brian Kingston said,
"It is appalling that a man has been shot in the back and has sustained serious injuries, in an incident which the police are treating as attempted murder. I condemn this shooting without equivocation. My thoughts are with the victim and his family circle.
Any incident in which guns are used on our streets is reckless and deeply upsetting for the entire local community. Those responsible must be brought to justice. I appeal to anyone who can assist the police investigation to bring forward any information that they may have.”