A 36-year-old man was arrested by police after he was found with a loaded firearm in his possession while at Maloney Gardens on Saturday night.
Police said the man, who remains in police custody is to be questioned in connection with several shooting incidents and firearm related offences which have been committed in the community recently.
According to police report, at about 8.15 pm officers from the Maloney Police Station were on patrol when upon reaching the vicinity of Building 3, they observed a man known to them. The man on seeing the police attempted to run away, however, the officers gave chase and held him in the vicinity of Building 11.
He was searched and a Beretta 9mm pistol, which contained 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition was found on him.
He was subsequently arrested.