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Teenager shot and beaten by masked gang in Bushmills

Police are appealing for information following the attack in the Woodvale Park area last night.

A 19-year-old was shot in the leg twice and then beaten with wooden weapons by a gang of masked men in Bushmills.

A gun was also pointed at a 19-year-old woman who was inside the property at the time.

Police are appealing for information following the attack in the Woodvale Park area last night.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner said: "Shortly after 11.10pm it was reported that a number of masked men entered a house armed with a gun and wooden weapons.

"A 19 year old man was shot in the leg, inside the house, before being dragged to the front garden and shot again in another part of the same leg. He was then beaten with the wooden weapons before the masked men left the property on foot.

"The male was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which included gunshot wounds and a head injury.

"The gun was also pointed to a 19-year-old female who was inside the property at the time. She was thankfully physically uninjured but has been left shaken by the incident.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner continued: "Enquiries are continuing and I would urge anyone with any information to call detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2109 11/05/22.

"Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/."

 The shooting was in a property in the Woodvale Park area of Bushmills

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