Friday 28 April 2017

Man fighting for life after shooting in housing estate

The PSNI have appealed for information
The PSNI have appealed for information

A man is fighting for his life in hospital following a shooting in Co Armagh.

It happened in the early hours of Monday, February 13.

Just after 1.45am police received a report that a number of shots had been fired through the living room window of a house in the Carrigart Crescent area of Craigavon.

The 31-year-old man was in the room at the time and taken to hospital for treatment.

There was no-one else in the house.

Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd condemned the attack.

Mr O'Dowd said: "The community as a whole will be shocked and concerned that guns have been brought on the streets.

"I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to contact the PSNI."

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows: "Police are investigating a possible link to a silver Skoda car which was seen acting suspiciously in the Carrigart area before the shooting. It was found burnt out in the New Line area a short time later.

"Detectives are investigating and would appeal to anyone who has any information or who noticed anything suspicious to contact them at Dungannon Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 64 13/02/17.

"Alternatively, information can be given to the Crimestoppers charity confidentially by telephoning 0800 555 111."

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