Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

‘Reckless’ gun attack slammed

Politicians in Bangor have reacted angrily after “reckless” shots were fired at a house while a 10- year-old boy was inside.

Last Saturday, January 22, shortly after 7pm, shots were fired through a ground floor window of a home in the Ballymaconnell Road area — though no one was hurt, the female occupant was taken to hospital with shock.

DUP MLA Peter Weir said: “This is normally a very quiet area and is deeply disturbing for local residents. It has no place in our society and is to be utterly condemned. To set out to kill a woman and a young child, or least to be reckless to their lives, is beneath contempt.”

Alliance MLA Stephen Farry said: “This was an utterly reckless act which could have killed an innocent woman or child. This is a normally quiet residential area without any history of violence. Given the time of day there should be witnesses to this shooting. It is vital that anyone engaged in violence is taken off the streets.”

Police are appealing to witnesses to contact 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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