22/04/2024

Police Issue Fresh Appeal For Witnesses To Banbridge Shooting

A man shot in the abdomen in a Banbridge car park on Friday, 12 April, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The man, aged in his 40s, was shot as he sat in a car by a masked man.

Detectives investigating a shooting in the Rathfriland Road area returned to the scene on the evening of Friday, 19 April. Police stopped vehicles and spoke to a number of people in the area in an attempt to identify any further witnesses..

The suspect is understood to have made off from the scene in a silver-coloured Peugeot vehicle, which was found burnt out a short time later in the Drone Hill Road area of Corbet.

To date, two men, aged 39 and 46, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. They have both since been bailed to allow for further enquiries to take place.
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Detective Inspector Foley said: "We have also carried out subsequent searches in the Mullaghbawn and Banbridge areas where a number of items were seized. The most recent search was conducted in the Dromara area.

"Our investigation is continuing at pace and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or noticed anything suspicious, to make contact with police on 101, quoting reference number 1683 12/04/24.

"We would especially like to hear from anyone who may have any CCTV, dash-cam or mobile footage of what happened. This information could greatly help with our enquiries."

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

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