‘Stop living in some warped version of the past’, says Bradley after paramilitary style shooting

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Local SDLP representatives have condemned a ‘paramilitary style shooting’ last night in South Armagh.

A man in his 50’s was shot in both legs in the Cullyhanna area after several men entered a house on the Drummond Road outside Cullyhanna at 7.20pm yesterday evening, Tuesday 5th November.

The injured man was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Slieve Gullion SDLP councillor Geraldine Donnelly condemned those responsible and said local people were horrified at the news.

“I was coming home last night through Camlough and saw the emergency services vehicles and thought there must have been an accident,” she explained to Newry Times.

“When I heard what happened I was horrified, and I hope the man makes a full and speedy recovery. I can’t believe there are still guns out there and people are prepared to use them. People are shocked and appalled. Nobody wants to hear this news.

Donnelly added, “The entire community will reject this violent attack and I would urge anyone with information to come forward to the authorities so that those responsible can be brought to justice.”

Echoing his party colleague’s sentiments, SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley said the attacks were wrong in the past and were wrong last night. “I want to condemn this attack outright, no-one can justify these types of attacks whatever their misguided motives.

“These kind of so called ‘punishment styled’ attacks were wrong in the past and are wrong today. The community of Cullyhanna and South Armagh is abhorred by this attack; we had all thought these kinds of attacks were confined to history.

Bradley added, “I would appeal for those responsible to stop, to stop living in some warped version of the past and would appeal to the local community or anybody who knows anything about this attack to come forward to the authorities to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

More on this story:

Man shot in both legs in South Armagh attack


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