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Lurgan gun attack condemned

Police investigating the scene of a shooting at a house in Maple court, Lurgan. Picture by Mark Marlow

POLICE have appealed for information after shots were fired at a house in the Maple Court area of Lurgan.

Several shots were fired at a house and an Audi car parked in the driveway of the property at around 7:50pm on Thursday.

The attack caused damage to both the house and vehicle, a female resident was at home at the time but escaped injury.

It is not the first time the small residential street has been targeted in a gun attack.

In October 2018, cars were damaged when shots were fired just yards from the most recent gun attack.

PSNI Inspector Ruston said: "We are are extremely lucky that no-one was injured as a result of the incident that occurred in a busy residential area.

"Whoever carried out this reckless act showed a total disregard for both those inside the property and local residents.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information that could assist police with their enquires to contact police at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Alliance councillor Peter Lavery said it was "a disgraceful act".

"This is a busy residential area, so those behind this shooting showed an utter disregard for everyone living there. There is disgust across the entire town about the return of guns to our streets."

SDLP assembly member Dolores Kelly also condemned the attack and appealed for anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

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