Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested over paramilitary-style shooting near youth club

A 30-year-old man has been arrested as part of an investigation into a paramilitary-style shooting in Newtownabbey on Friday.

The suspect was detained in the Newtownabbey area on Saturday night under the Terrorism Act.

Detective Inspector Conor McStravick said: "The 30-year-old victim who was shot in the knee in Bawnmore Park, is thankfully recovering well in hospital."

Officers examining the scene discovered a second shot may have been fired, striking the perimeter fence at the local youth club.

"The shooting occurred at 7.30pm, a time when children could easily have been playing at the youth club. To my mind, this serves to underline the mindlessness and recklessness of those responsible," DI McStravick added.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the reference 1330 with the date 27/10/2017.

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