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Police seize mobile phones as part of investigation into paramilitary shooting of woman

Published 12/06/2015

The flat in Ballyronan Park in Rathcoole where a 47-year-old woman was shot in both legs by masked men
The flat in Ballyronan Park in Rathcoole where a 47-year-old woman was shot in both legs by masked men

Police have seized a number of mobile phones after searching three addresses as part of an investigation into a paramilitary style attack where a woman was shot in Newtownabbey.

On March 22 at approximately 7:45 pm, police received a report that two masked men, one believed to have been armed with a handgun forced their way into the home of a 47-year-old woman in the Ballyronan Park area.

Two other males, who were also present at the time, and the injured party tried to escape, however the woman was shot outside the house in her attempt to run away.

She sustained gunshot wounds to both her legs. One of the men aged 40 also sustained minor injuries to his legs and chin as result of being assaulted at the scene.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries

Detective Sergeant John Caddell said: “The addresses were searched and a number of items including mobile phones were seized. No-one was arrested during the searches.

“This is very much a live investigation and we remain determined to bringing those who committed this crime before the courts. The woman faced two masked men during the attack and they acted with serious brutality, shooting her in both legs.

“I would thank our communities for their support to date and ask that anyone with any information on the incident contact Newtownabbey detectives on the non-emergency 101 number. Or you can provide information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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