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Shotgun fired through window of Banbridge home in 'contemptible and calculated attack'

Police said that a man, described as wearing black clothing and a balaclava

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of a shot being fired at a house in Banbridge last night.

One of the occupants of the property on Railway Street, a man in his 20s, received minor head wounds. Two men and a woman were inside the house at the time of the incident which was reported at approximately 8.15pm.

Police said that a man, described as wearing black clothing and a balaclava, and carrying what appeared to be a shotgun, was seen in the area at the time. It was reported that he made off in the direction of the junction at Reilly Street and Huntley Road.

Detective Sergeant Stewart said: “This was a contemptible and calculated attack, with the most serious potential consequences. Worryingly, anyone from the residents to potential passers-by, could have been killed.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident, or has any information which could assist us with our enquiries, to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1992 of 22/09/21.”

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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