Attempted Murder, Carrigart Crescent, Craigavon

Attempted Murder, Carrigart Crescent, Craigavon

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Police are appealing for information following the attempted murder of a 31-year-old man at a house in Carrigart Crescent, Craigavon, in the early hours of Monday 13February.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “At approximately 1:45am, at least 20 shots were fired, possibly from an automatic weapon, into the front living room window of the house. The man, who was in the house alone at the time, was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries which are described as life threatening at this time.

At this stage we believe that those responsible had carefully planned this attack. A silver Skoda Octavia, which had been stolen in Dublin in December 2016, and which was bearing false registration plates, was found burnt out shortly after the attack just over a mile away in the New Line area of Lurgan. We believe that this vehicle may have been involved in this incident and are keen to trace it’s movements in the time leading up to the shooting.

We are working to establish a motive for the attack and I would ask anyone with any information about the incident itself or any ongoing issues in the area to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 64 13/02/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.