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Police appeal for information on Drumgullion shooting

Police are continuing to appeal for information following last week’s shooting incident in the Drumgullion area of Newry.  A man in his fifties was shot in the hip whilst answering his front door in the Armagh Road housing estate around 8.15pm on Tuesday last (24th October). A burnt out grey Peugeot 206 was discovered nearby in Violet Hill Avenue close to St. Patrick’s Primary School.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and was reported to be in a stable condition in Daisy Hill Hospital.  It is understood the man works as a bouncer in the city but police say a motive for the attack remains unclear.

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Police guard the scene – the remains of a burnt out car at the rear of St Paticks Primary School, Newry ,
Image of a burnt out car is ¼ of a mile from the scene at Drumgullion Avenue, Newry, where a shooting took place around 9.30pm on Tuesday evening.

Newry and Armagh Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady, who knows the victim and his family,  “utterly condemned” the attack, branding it “disgraceful.”

“There can be no place for these brutal actions in our society,” he said.

“This is an attack on the whole community in Newry and I would encourage anyone with information to bring it forward to the police.”