Northern Ireland

Police return to scene of Banbridge shooting one week on

A man in his forties remains in a critical condition

Police forensics officers on Saturday were examining that area around the taxi at the centre of a shooting incident in a Banbridge car park on Friday night.
Police forensics officers examining the scene of a shooting incident in a Banbridge on Friday April 12. PICTURE: PHOTOPRESS (Alan Lewis - Photopress Belfast/Photopress Belfast)

Police investigating a shooting in the Rathfriland Road area of Banbridge have returned to the scene one week on.

A man aged in his forties remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being shot in the abdomen by a masked man in a car park on Friday April 12.

Police understand the suspected gunman left the scene in a silver Peugeot vehicle, which was found burnt out a short time later in the Drone Hill Road area of Corbet.

Officers returned to the scene of the shooting on Friday where they stopped vehicles and spoke to members of the public in an attempt to identify any further witnesses.

Two men, aged 39 and 46, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. Both have since been bailed to enable further enquiries to take place.

Subsequent searches were also carried out in the Mullaghbawn and Banbridge areas where a number of items were seized. The most recent search was conducted in the Dromara area.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have any CCTV, dash-cam or mobile footage of the incident.