31/08/2006

Man shot in County Armagh

Detectives in County Armagh have appealed for information after a man was shot in his home yesterday evening.

At around 10.40pm, a 45-year-old man answered the door of his house in the Aghalee area of Lurgan, when he was confronted by a man armed with a shotgun.

The owner of the property turned and, as he tried to run away, he sustained two pellet wounds to his back.

He was taken to hospital, where his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Police are currently examining a motive for the attack and have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have noticed a suspicious car in the area, to contact police in Lurgan on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.

(EF/KMcA)

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