Shooting in Carrickfergus

  • 13 March 2017

Shooting in Carrickfergus

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Police have been called to a shooting in Carrick today.

Superintendant Darrin Jones said "Police received reports of a shooting incident in the Pinewood area of Carrickfergus shortly after 2:15 pm today.

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which, at this stage, are being treated as serious.

“While the investigation is still at an early stage police are following significant lines of enquiry and I would appeal to anyone who has information about today’s attack to contact us.

“Firearms being discharged in a residential area, particularly during daylight hours when children are in the vicinity, is concerning. We need the community to give us the information needed so we can remove the dangerous individuals who carried out this attack from our streets and put them before a court of law.

“There will be a continued police presence in the area as we search for those who carried out this brutal attack.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, or alternatively, information can be passed to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously by telephoning 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.