Four people left ‘extremely shaken’ after gun attack in Newry

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Four people were lucky to escape injury when shots were fired into a house in Newry last night.

The incident occurred in the Barcroft Park area of the city at around 11:45pm.

A PSNI spokesperson said a “volley of shots” had been fired at the property, with number going through the front window and into the living room.

None of the four adults who were in the property at the time were injured, but all were left “extremely shaken”.

Police have described the incident as “an appalling attack” and say they are working to establish a motive.

Investigating officers have appealed for witnesses to contact them by calling 101.

Condemning the gun attack, Newry & Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin said: “This is a very concerning incident where shots have been fired at a home with residents in the house at the time. Fortunately, no one has been injured in this serious attack and I would appeal for local people who may have witnessed this shooting or any suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact the PSNI immediately and assist with their inquiries.

“It is vital those behind this sinister and dangerous attack are apprehended as soon as possible.”

Posting on Facebook, the chairperson of Barcroft Community Association, Darren Thompson said: “Whoever carried out the attack on this house showed a total disregard for the occupants and other local residents. Local people are angry about this reckless incident. It is too early to speculate about the background, but we unreservedly condemn those responsible.”

Mr Thompson concluded: “If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information about the attackers they should contact the PSNI.”