Man Injured In Shooting Incident In Garvagh

An investigation has launched following reports that shots were fired in the centre of Garvagh at around 3am on Sunday, 10 December.

Police received a report in the early hours of Sunday morning that three shots had been fired in the Main Street area of the town.

The PSNI believes that one of the shots injured a 46-year-old man in his lower leg. The man was taken to hospital where he required surgery for his wound and treatment for other injuries to his face and body.

Armed response units were sent to area to "ensure the safety of members of the public", police have said.
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A 25-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 28-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender. They are currently in custody, helping police with their enquiries.

Several searches were also carried out in the Garvagh area and a number of items taken away for further examination.

Detective Inspector Mullan said: "We are appealing to anyone who was in the Main Street area of Garvagh between 2 – 4am (Sunday, 10 December) and witnessed this incident or saw any suspicious activity, to contact us on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 354 of 10/12/17.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a male making off from the scene on foot, carrying a suspicious item in his hand.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."


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