Newry shooting a ‘disgraceful attack’ says local MP

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Drumgullion area of Newry last night, Tuesday, 24th October.

Shortly after 8.15 pm police received a report that a man in his 50s had been shot in the hip whilst answering his front door.



The man was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

A Grey Peugeot 206 was reported on fire a short distance away in Violet Hill Avenue, just after the shooting occurred.

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant James Johnston said, “Police are investigating if the vehicle is linked to the incident.



“This was a callous and brazen attack in which the injured party could easily have lost their life and a motive for it remains unclear at present.

“I would appeal that anyone with information or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the Drumgullion area contact Detectives at Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1331 of 24/10/17.

He added, “Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information anonymously they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh, Mickey Brady, condemned the shooting. “I utterly condemn this disgraceful attack. There can be no place for these brutal actions in our society.

“This is an attack on the whole community in Newry.

He added, “I would encourage anyone with information to bring it forward to the police.”



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