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Newry Barcroft shooting could have been murder, says councillor

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PSNI attend the scene of a shooting in Barcroft Park, Newry. It's thought up to seven shots were fired at home. Credit: NewRayPics

PSNI attend the scene of a shooting in Barcroft Park, Newry. It's thought up to seven shots were fired at home. Credit: NewRayPics

PSNI attend the scene of a shooting in Barcroft Park, Newry. It's thought up to seven shots were fired at home. Credit: NewRayPics

Four adults have escaped injury after shots were fired through the front window of a Northern Ireland home.

It happened at a home in Barcroft Park in Newry at around 11.45pm on Wednesday.

Police said a number of shots were fired.

"Thankfully none of the four adults inside was hurt. Anyone with info, please call 101," said an officer in an appeal for information.

Those inside were said to be left "extreme shaken".

Police said they were working to establish a motive.

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage branded those responsible as reckless with no regard for the lives of the people of our city.

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“Whatever the motivation for this attack, I condemn it in the strongest possible terms.

“We could very easily be dealing with a murder this morning. There are young families and elderly residents living in this street and they could have been caught up in this. My thoughts are with the victims of the attack who are very badly shaken by what happened.

“The people of Barcroft have worked very hard to build community spirit in recent times and there is a real sense of togetherness in the area and this incident is no reflection on life in Barcroft.

"This was a senseless and mindless attack that has no place on the streets of Barcroft or indeed our city.”


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