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Seven people left shaken after 'despicable' gun attack on Omagh house

By Amanda Ferguson

Seven adults have been left badly shaken after shots were fired through the back window of a house in Co Tyrone.

A police spokeswoman said the gun attack took place in the McClay Park area of Omagh just before 9.30pm last night.

Detectives are pursuing all lines of inquiry and are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

Seven adults, who were inside the house, were not physically hurt but were left badly shaken.

Declan McAleer, Sinn Fein MLA for West Tyrone, said those behind the attack were trying to "drag us back to the past".

"This attack on a house at McClay Park is wrong and must ‎be condemned," Mr McAleer said.

"Thankfully no one was injured in this incident but it must have been a very frightening experience for those in the house and their neighbours.

"Those responsible for this incident do not represent the views of the community in Omagh.

"This is a community moving forward and we do not want this type of activity trying to drag us back to the past.

‎"I would urge anyone with information on this attack to bring it forward to the PSNI."

Ulster Unionist Policing Board Member and West Tyrone MLA, Ross Hussey said: “This was a despicable and cowardly attack.

"The New Year is all about peace and goodwill, but the perpetrators of this attack know nothing of either.

“My understanding is that several shots were fired at the house and seven people were in the house at the time.  Fortunately nobody was seriously injured.  However this house is in a large housing estate. Many of the families living in this estate and the surrounding estates have had connections with the area since the houses were built, so we have young families and older residents living here.

“I would urge anyone who has any information on this attack to contact the PSNI on 101.”

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