Masked gang shoots teenager in play-park

May 25, 2010

by Brónagh Murphy

A Newry teenager is recovering in hospital after being shot in the leg by a masked gang.

The 18-year-old man was in the play -ark area at Derrybeg estate on the outskirts of Newry city around 10.45pm on Friday night when he was approached by three masked men.

One of the gang produced a small handgun and opened fire on the victim, wounding him in the upper leg.

The teenager managed to escape and make his way to his nearby home for help.

He is being treated in Daisy Hill hospital where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police have appealed to the public for information on the shooting and ask anyone with information to contact detectives at Newry on 0845 600 8000.