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Hunt for car used in 'brutal shooting' in Portrush


Detectives are trying to trace the movements of a car believed to be linked to a "brutal and unjustifiable" paramilitary shooting.

A masked gang burst into the Portrush home of a 21-year-old man and shot him in both legs.

The attack happened in Windsor Place on Tuesday, November 12. A 19-year-old woman and a baby boy who were also in the house were not harmed.

Police yesterday appealed for the public's help in tracing the movements of a car which they say may have been used in the attack. It is a navy blue Citroen Xsara, registration BNZ 8428.

A peg was wedged into the bottom of the driver's window, potentially distinguishing it from similar vehicles.

Chief Superintendent Brian Kee said: "This shooting was brutal and unjustifiable. The young man has undergone a series of operations since the shooting and his injuries look set to be life-changing."

Anybody who saw the car in the Coleraine triangle area between November 1 and November 25 is asked to contact detectives on 0845 600 8000.

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