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Shots fired at house in Lurgan

Two shots were fired through the living room window of the house in Lurgan. Picture by Cliff Donaldson
Andrew Madden

A WOMAN in her 50s and her two grandchildren narrowly escaped injury after a gun attack in Lurgan.

Two shots were fired through the living room window of a house in the Shimna Walk area of the Co Armagh town at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

A man was seen running away from the scene.

The woman and her two grandchildren, who were asleep upstairs at the time, were were uninjured.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said police want to speak to anyone who was in the area.

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd condemned the shooting.

"Thankfully no-one was injured in this incident but it must have been a frightening experience for those involved," he said.

"There is no place for guns on the streets and those behind these attacks need to end their war with the community. I would call on anyone with information to contact the PSNI."

Just over two weeks ago, shots were also fired at the front door of a house in the nearby Spelga Park area of Lurgan.

A man and woman were in the house at the time. Neither was injured, but they were left badly shaken.

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