'Volley of shots' fired at house in Newry

Several shots were fired at the house in Barcroft Park, Newry
Brendan Hughes

FOUR people escaped injury after a volley of shots were fired at a house in Newry.

Shots were fired through the front living room window of the property at Barcroft Park at about 11.45pm on Wednesday night.

The four adults inside the house at the time were left "extremely shaken" but none were injured, police said.

PSNI inspector Frances McCullough described it as an "appalling attack" and said they are working to establish a motive, urging anyone with information to contact them by phoning 101.

It is understood foreign nationals reside at the property, but police said the attack is not being treated as a hate crime.

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady said police told him eight shots were fired.

He condemned it as a "reckless attack which put lives at risk" and urged anyone with information to "bring it forward to the PSNI."

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty also encouraged people within information to contact police.

"Reckless attacks like these are wholly unjustified and have no place in our society," he said.

"It is a miracle that the four adults in the house escaped injury. The people of Barcroft Park are shocked by this incident and deeply concerned this has happened in their community."

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