30/08/2006

Shots fired at Strabane home

Police in County Tyrone are investigating an incident in which a number of shots were fired and the living room of a house was ransacked yesterday evening.

Shortly after 11pm, a man and a woman were wakened by noises in the downstairs of their home in the Lisnafinn Park area of Strabane.

When they went to investigate, they discovered that intruders had gained entry to their home and ransacked the living room causing extensive damage.

During the incident, two shots were fired into the living room, and a third shot fired through the window of a child's bedroom.

No children were at home at the time, and no one was injured.

Detectives in Strabane are investigating a motive for the attack, and have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed it, or who may have any information in connection to it, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/KMcA)

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