Shots fired at house in Ballymena


A number of shots have been fired through the window of a house in the Fort View area of Ballymena.

The incident took place around 2.20am on Sunday and a red coloured Honda Accord car, believed to have been involved in the attack, was later found burned out on the Liseveneagh Road.

No one was in the house at the ime of the shooting.

PSNI chief inspector Natalie Wilson said: “This type of attack is totally unacceptable and there is no place for this type of activity in a civilised society. I know that the vast majority of people in Ballymena do not support those responsible.

“I want to reassure the Ballymena community that we are determined to tackle these criminal elements and as such we are committing additional resources over the next few nights. We will not accept this type of behaviour and I would ask for community support and information as we work to identify those responsible.”

The senior detective added: “I would appeal for anyone who was in the area of Fort View and who witnessed the shooting or anyone who was on the Lisnevenagh Road and witnessed the car being abandoned to contact CID in Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”