A bar brawl broke out at a popular Belfast pub last night when two men went at each other over a $2 beer bill, according to police.
A 40-year-old man, from Downpatrick, was stabbed by one of the men in the pub and sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The other man was also stabbed and suffered serious injuries.
He is in a stable condition in hospital.
The incident happened at the bar in the triangle pub on Mount Vernon Road at around 8.30pm.
Police said the men were involved in an argument when they became involved in the brawl.
“The altercation started after one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed a 40- to 50-year old male in the chest,” a spokesperson for the Belfast Coroner’s Service said.
“He sustained non life threatening injuries and has been transferred to hospital.”
One of the two men then pulled out his gun and shot the other man in the leg.
“The pub was reopened last night and a statement posted on the bar’s Facebook page said: “Our team of dedicated bar staff will be working on this tonight.
Our focus is on providing a safe environment for everyone.