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Police plea after shot is fired at house in Cookstown

By Staff Reporter

Published 11/03/2016

A man in his 50s has been left shaken after a shot was fired through the window of his house
A man in his 50s has been left shaken after a shot was fired through the window of his house

A man in his 50s has been left shaken after a shot was fired through the window of his house.

It happened in Stewart Avenue, Cookstown, on Wednesday night at around 11.15pm. The man was not injured.

Mid Ulster DUP MLA Ian McCrea has condemned those behind the attack.

Speaking from the scene, he said: "This was a mindless but murderous attack and I am relieved that no one was injured.

"My thoughts are with the man who lives in the property. Violence has no place in our society and all right-thinking people will join my condemnation of this shooting.

"Having spoken to local residents, they are in complete shock that such an incident could happen in the area. They obviously fear for their own safety and particularly for their children. Local people are hoping that such an incident is a one-off and those responsible can be identified and brought to justice.

"I appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or noticed any suspicious activity in the area to come forward and help the police with their investigations."

Detective Inspector Will Tate is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Cookstown on 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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