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Police at the scene of a shooting in the Lisbane Drive area of Newtownards. Picture: PressEye

Police at the scene of a shooting in the Lisbane Drive area of Newtownards. Picture: PressEye

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Police at the scene of a shooting in the Lisbane Drive area of Newtownards. Picture: PressEye

A man was fortunate to escape injury in a gun attack on a Newtownards home. 

Police described the early morning attack as “reckless”.

It happened in the Lisbane Drive area just after midnight in the early hours of Thursday.

The front window the property was damaged.

Detective Inspector Nigel Snoddy said: "Fortunately, the male occupant in the property at the time was not physically injured in what can only be described as a reckless attack, which could have had serious consequences.

"As we investigate to establish who was involved in this gun attack and a motive, we are asking anyone who was in the area between 12:05am and 12:10am to call us on 101, quoting reference number 22 of 15/07/21.

"Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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