Detectives investigating a serious assault which occurred at the Main Street area of Bushmills on Wednesday 2nd August, are now treating this as a shooting incident.

Detective Inspector Lavery said: “At around 11:50pm, it was reported that a number of masked men entered a flat in the area armed with a baseball bat and assaulted a male occupant inside. The man, aged in his 40s, received a head wound following the incident. The male is also believed to have received gunshot wounds to both his right knee and right hand. The man was taken to hospital for his injuries.

“Our enquiries to establish the circumstances of this incident are ongoing and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2105 02/08/23.

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