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Shooting victim left with 'life-threatening' injuries

A man has been shot in Carrickfergus.

He is aged in his 40s and his injuries are believed to be "life-threatening", police said.

The victim has been taken to hospital.

A PSNI statement said: " Police have received a report of a shooting incident in the Pinewood Avenue area of Carrickfergus."

Loyalist factions have been feuding in Carrickfergus.

Superintendent Darrin Jones said the man's injuries were being treated as serious and police were following significant lines of inquiry.

The attack happened on Monday afternoon.

The senior officer said: "Firearms being discharged in a residential area, particularly during daylight hours when children are in the vicinity, is concerning.

"We need the community to give us the information needed so we can remove the dangerous individuals who carried out this attack from our streets and put them before a court of law.

"There will be a continued police presence in the area as we search for those who carried out this brutal attack."

Armed police wearing protective masks carried out raids on property in the area.

Alliance Assembly member Stewart Dickson said: "This is an appalling act, particularly as it was carried out in broad daylight in a residential area.

"Guns have no place on our streets and despicable actions of this nature have absolutely no place in our society.

"Those behind this incident do not speak for the community and I appeal for calm following it."

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