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Man in shed shot in chest

A pensioner has been shot in the chest while he worked in a shed in Northern Ireland.

A masked gunman fired at the 74-year old during an incident in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, last night. He is in a stable condition in hospital, police said.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said: "Police are treating this incident as attempted murder."

The shooting happened in the Islandboy Road area shortly before 9pm. Detectives appealed for anybody with information to contact them.

Ulster Unionist Stormont MLA Robin Swann said he was horrified.

"This is a truly shocking incident which one simply doesn't associate with a quiet town like Ballycastle and I would appeal for anyone who has any information whatsoever to pass that on to the police immediately."

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