24/02/2006

Derry family escape injury in gun attack

A family have escaped injury following a gun attack on their home in the Bradley Park area of Derry last night.

The couple and their two-year-old daughter were in the upstairs of the house when the attack took place.

Shortly after 11.30pm, three men, one of whom was armed with a gun, fired two shots at the property.

One of the shots went through the living room window causing damage to the interior.

The two other men tried to kick in the front and back doors, but failed to gain entry.

The family have been left shaken by their ordeal, but were uninjured in the attack.

A police spokesperson said the gunman was wearing a balaclava, combat trousers and a dark bomber jacket and had a local accent.

Police are still investigating a possible motive for the attack, and have appealed for anyone with any information to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 55 111.

(EF/SP)

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