22/01/2003

Two shot in separate paramilitary-style attacks

Two men have been shot in separate paramilitary-style attacks in Co Antrim and Co Down last night.

At around 9.40pm, a 19-year-old man was abducted by a gang of four men as he walked along the Glenard Road in Newtownards. He was then taken to an area to the rear of shops in West Winds estate and was shot in the leg.

Elsewhere, a man was shot in both ankles in the Mulberry Park area of Dunmurry at around 11.30pm.

Both men are recovering in hospital and police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

(GMcG)


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