Belfast Telegraph

Man held after paramilitary-style shooting in Newtownabbey

A man has been arrested in connection with a paramilitary-style shooting in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, police have said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the knee in Bawnmore Park at 7.30pm on Friday.

The suspect, also 30, was detained 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 of the shooting have discovered that a second shot may have been fired, with the bullet striking the perimeter fence at the local youth club.

"This 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."

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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