28/09/2007

Masked Gang Shoot Man In Strabane

Police are appealing for information after an attack by a masked gang left a man in hospital with gunshot wounds in Strabane, Co Tyrone.

The 30-year-old man was shot in both knees and shoulder in the Springhill Park area shortly before 10pm last night.

Three men wearing balaclavas forced their way into the front of a house while another three entered through the rear of the property.

The victim was then taken to a nearby alleyway where he was shot several times.

Police say that two members of the gang drove off in a white van while the remaining four left on foot in different directions.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 0845 600 8000.

(LC/SP)

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