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Man suffers neck injury in Lurgan shooting

A man has been injured in a shooting in Lurgan.

Two shots were fired through the living room window of the house in Ashleigh Crescent, off the Avenue Road, just before 11am on Sunday.

The man, who was in the house at the time, received a cut on his neck as a result, police said.

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has condemned the attack.

She said: "My thoughts are with all those involved particularly the young man injured.  I am thankful that he has been discharged however the entire event must be highly traumatising for all involved. 

"To have a home targeted in this way is worrying for the entire community.  Ashleigh Crescent is a quiet residential area and residents are shocked at this turn of events. I would condemn this attack and this type of reckless activity.

"I have been liaising with the PSNI throughout the night and will be meeting them this morning.  They are following a line of enquiry but are appealing for the public's help. I would encourage anyone with information to come forward to the PSNI, confidentially or via the 101 or 999 services.

"Thankfully this morning we are not dealing with a fatality. These gunshots could have killed."

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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