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Man shot twice in legs by gang in Newtownabbey

A 20-year-old man has been shot twice in both legs while out walking in Newtownabbey.

He was walking along a pathway in the Ballyronan Park area on Tuesday shortly after 5.30pm when he was approached by a gang of men and shot.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries that are not believed to be life threatening."

Police are described the attack as "a paramilitary style shooting" and are appealing for information.

Belfast Telegraph