Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Man flees after being hit twice in Glengormley shotgun attack

A man ran for his life after being blasted twice in a shotgun attack at his home, it has emerged.

The 31-year-old was shot at twice at his Glengormley home at around 10pm on Wednesday by two masked men.

Despite his injuries, the man, who is originally from Ardoyne, managed to escape through the back garden of his Mayfield Court home, clamber over a high fence, and run to safety.

He was later located by medics in a street near his home and treated for injuries to his chest and stomach before being taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, where his condition was last night described as stable.

It emerged last night that a pipe bomb was thrown close to the victim's home in February 2009.

After Wednesday's shooting, neighbours rushed to help a woman and and several children who were in the house when the attackers struck.

One neighbour, who was too frightened to be named, said: "I was reading to my son when I heard two shots, but they sounded muffled. Then I looked out I could see neighbours running over to the house where the man lives. It was awful."

Police say they have not established a motive for the gun attack.

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