Detectives are appealing for information after a shooting incident in the Newtownards area on Saturday evening, February 18th.

Superintendent Johnston McDowell said: “It was reported at around 10:45pm that shots were fired through the front door of a property in The Meadows area of Newtownards. A number of masked males entered the property and assaulted the male occupant who, as a result, sustained serious injuries.  The males then made off from the scene.

“Horrific violence has been inflicted on this man and we strongly condemn this attack. We want to reassure the public that all measures will be taken to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the Meadows area at the time and saw any suspicious activity, or who may have any CCTV footage captured or any other information which could assist, to contact us on 101, and quote reference number 2007 of 18/02/23.”