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Video: Takeaway delivery driver 'thought he was going to die' in Strabane attack

A CCTV image of a shooting in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Sunday evening

 

A TAKEAWAY delivery driver who was shot at in Strabane has said he thought he was going to die in the attack.

The 32-year-old, who did not want to be identified, escaped uninjured after a masked gunman fired shots at his legs.

The attack happened after he tried to deliver food to a house in the Co Tyrone town's Ballycolman estate shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday.

"No one answered the door to the house, I think it was a prank call," he told the Strabane Chronicle.

"I walked back down the path to get back into the van and a masked man approached me and just started firing a weapon.

"He fired at my lower legs. I jumped back and tried to get back into the garden of the house. I was shouting at him, asking him what he was he doing. I don't know where the bullets hit."

It was reported that the bullets either missed the man or were blanks.

The driver said he was still in shock and had no idea why he had been targeted.

"I am just a guy doing a decent day's work, trying to bring in some money at the end of the week," he said.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

"Police are aware of footage posted online, however, the incident itself was not reported," a spokesman said.

The man was working for Masala Restaurant.

The restaurant's owner, Anoop Guram, said those responsible should be ashamed.

"There are rumours about why it happened... but he has done nothing wrong," he said.

"He's nothing to be ashamed of."

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