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Five occupants have lucky escape after gun attack on Lurgan home

By Rebecca Black

Published 06/02/2016

The property in Dill Avenue in Lurgan which was targeted yesterday
The property in Dill Avenue in Lurgan which was targeted yesterday
The property in Dill Avenue in Lurgan which was targeted yesterday

Two children and a teenage boy have escaped injury after a volley of shots were fired at a house.

The sinister attack took place at a home on Dill Avenue in Lurgan, Co Armagh, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Five people - including the two children and teenager - were in the property when the shots were fired.

Detectives believe that the attack took place between 2am and 6am on Friday. They confirmed none of the five were hurt.

However, damage was caused to a window and door, with bullet holes visible in the glass in a downstairs room.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon deputy mayor Catherine Seeley led the condemnation, saying there could be no justification for it.

The Sinn Fein councillor and Upper Bann Assembly candidate also urged anyone with information about the attack to speak to the police.

"Whatever the motivation behind this incident, there is no justification for taking guns onto our streets," she said.

"I condemn this outright."

Ms Seeley said those responsible for the shooting could have killed.

"This no doubt echoes the voice of the local community. Those responsible have endangered life in a built-up residential area," she said.

"I would call on anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious to bring it to the PSNI. Those behind this attack need to be taken off our streets."

Detectives are probing the incident and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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