Man shot in leg in Co Antrim


A man in his 50s was shot in the leg in Co Antrim last night.

The incident happened in the Castlemara Estate in Carrickfergus on Friday night.

It was reported that at around 7.30pm a man, the man was out walking close to Castlemara Shops when he was approached by three masked males.

The man was subsequently shot in the leg and was taken to hospital for treatment for a single gunshot wound to his calf.

It is believed the three males made off on foot however direction of travel is unknown at this time.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the shooting or anyone with any information relating to it to contact them in Larne on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.