16/03/2020

Police Treat Co Down Gun Attack As Attempted Murder

Police are treating a gun attack in Comber, Co Down as attempted murder.

A man in his 50s suffered injuries that are not believed to be life threatening when the incident occurred shortly after 10.20pm on Sunday night, 15 March.

It's reported the victim had driven into a yard in the Ballycreely Road area of the town when a masked man armed with a suspected handgun emerged from a hedge.

The armed man fired several shots, causing injuries to the victims shoulders and his right thigh that required hospital treatment.
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The man's condition is not believed to be life threatening.

Damage was also caused to the vehicle during the incident.

Police say the assailant is described as being 5'8" in height and of medium build.

Detective Sergeant Westbury said: "Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. We are appealing to anyone with any information in relation to this incident to contact detectives in Newtownards on 101, quoting reference number 1635 15/03/20."

Information can also be provided by contacting the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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