18/05/2016

Man Escapes Injury Following Shooting Attack In Co Tyrone

A man has escaped injury following a shooting attack at a house in Co Tyrone.

Two shots were fired through the living room of the property in Cookstown just before 3am on Tuesday, 17 May.

Police are treating the attack as "attempted murder".

The PSNI have launched an investigation and are working to establish a motive for the attack.
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Detective Constable Paula McGale said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the Tullyveagh Road area at the time, or who may have information about the incident to contact detectives at Cookstown on 101."

Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O'Neill condemned the attack.

She said: "Thankfully no one was injured in this attack but those responsible showed absolutely no regard for the occupants of the house or those living nearby.

"I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI."

(CD)




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