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Newry shootings: Three arrests after men shot in legs

Published 18/09/2015

Police at Sandys Street. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Police at Sandys Street. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Police investigating two shooting incidents in Newry, between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, have arrested three men.

The three men, aged 20, 27 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, attempted murder and possession of a firearm. They are currently assisting police with their enquiries.

The arrests follow the search of a house in Coalisland on Friday.

A 26-year-old man also remains in custody after being arrested in Dungannon on Thursday.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, four masked men pulled one of the victims out of a home in Ardfield Avenue in Warrenpoint.

They put the 32-year-old in a dark-coloured car before taking him to the Armagh Road in Newry where he was shot in the leg.

In the second incident, a man called to the door of a house in Sandys Street.

Following a row a man, again aged 32, was shot in the leg.

Both men are currently in hospital being treated for their injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Simon Walls said: "We would like to hear from anyone who has information which may assist our investigation. Detectives in Newry can be contacted on 101, quoting ref: 46 170915.”

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