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Craigavon shooting: Police renew appeal for information after man shot in head

A father-of-one remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot in the head at a house in Carrigart Crescent in Craigavon.

Named locally as Ty McGuire, the 31-year-old was at his home in Craigavon when a gunman fired at least 20 shots through a living room window.

Mr McGuire, who is originally from England, was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital where he continues to fight for life.

Police said that an automatic rifle was used in the attack and that at least one of the bullets wounded him in the head.

The attack happened at a house in Carrigart Crescent at around 1.45am on Monday.

No one else was in the house at the time.

The victim has been living in the Craigavon area but is originally from Tilbury in Essex.

Police said that the shooting was "orchestrated and carefully planned". They are investigating a link to a silver Skoda Octavia which had been stolen in Dublin in December last year.

The car, which was bearing false number plates, was discovered burnt out about a mile away from the house in the New Line area of Lurgan.

On Wednesday police renewed their appeal for information about the attempted murder.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey from the PSNI’s reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: "We are working to establish a motive for the attack and I would ask anyone with any information about the incident itself or any ongoing issues in the area to contact detectives in Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 64 of 13/02/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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