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Police hunt gunmen after shooting

Published 05/04/2015

Police are appealing for information after shots were fired at a house in Ballymena
Police are appealing for information after shots were fired at a house in Ballymena

Detectives have blamed "criminal elements" for a shooting attack on an empty house overnight in Northern Ireland.

A number of shots were fired at the windows of an unoccupied property at Fort View in Ballymena, Co Antrim, in the early hours of the morning.

A red-coloured Honda Accord car, believed to have been involved in the incident at around 2.20am, was found burnt out on the Lisnevenagh Road a short time later.

PSNI Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said they will be putting on additional resources over the coming nights to tackle those responsible.

"This type of attack is totally unacceptable and there is no place for this type of activity in a civilised society," she said.

"I know that the vast majority of people in Ballymena do not support those responsible."

Ms Wilson added: "I want to reassure the Ballymena community that we are determined to tackle these criminal elements and as such we are committing additional resources over the next few nights.

"We will not accept this type of behaviour and I would ask for community support and information as we work to identify those responsible."

Investigators have appealed for anyone who was in the area of Fort View and who witnessed the shooting or the car being abandoned on the Lisnevenagh Road to get in touch.

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