Belfast Telegraph

Man shot in hip at front door in 'callous and brazen attack'

A man has been shot in the hip while answering his front door in Newry.

The shooting happened in the Drumgullion area of the city at around 8.15pm on Tuesday night.

The man, in his fifties, sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

A grey Peugeot 206 was found on fire a short distance away in Violet Hill Avenue shortly after the shooting.

Police are investigating if the vehicle is linked to the incident.

PSNI Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: "This was a callous and brazen attack in which the injured party could easily have lost their life and a motive for it remains unclear at present."

Officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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