Belfast Telegraph

Shots fired at car near Ballymoney take-away

Police are investigating reports of shots being fired outside a commercial premises in Co Antrim.

There were no reports of any injuries following the incident near a take away eaterie at the junction of Market Street and Charles Street in Ballymoney, Ballymoney, on Friday, September 29.

A vehicle,  which was damaged in the attack, has been taken away for examination.

The driver was not in the car at the time. The rear windscreen of the vehicle was smashed and damage was caused to the rear bodywork.

Detective Sergeant Gallagher said: “A male, dressed in black and wearing a mask was seen making off on foot towards the Glebe estate area of the town around 10.30pm. We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area in and around the time of the shooting. Please get in touch with detectives on the non-emergency police number 101, quoting reference number 1621 of 29/9/17.

DUP MLA Mervyn Storey described the attack as "an act of madness".

"This is extremely worrying. Those who are engaged in this behaviour should stop," said Mr Storey.

"Friday night's attack happened just opposite my constituency office.  Thankfully no one was seriously injured. Given the location of this incident and the number of customers at a nearby carry-out, it is the mercy of God that no one was injured or even worse lost their life as a result of this reckless act.  

"The town does not need self-appointed security. The PSNI enforces the rule of law. I will be having further discussions with senior police officers to discuss this and other recent incidents. "

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