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‘Shots fired’ at house in Co Armagh

No-one was injured in the incident in the early hours of Thursday.

Police are investigating a report that shots were fired at a property in Co Armagh in the early hours of Thursday morning (Liam McBurney/PA)
Police are investigating a report that shots were fired at a property in Co Armagh in the early hours of Thursday morning (Liam McBurney/PA)

Detectives are investigating a report that shots were fired at a house in Co Armagh.

The incident took place in the Parkmore area of Craigavon at around 1.45am on Thursday.

Police said it is believed one bullet hit a window pane and two more struck a car parked at the property.

Two people, a male and a female, were in the property at the time, but no-one was injured.

Democratic Unionist MLA Jonathan Buckley criticised those responsible for the shooting, saying it “beggars belief” just weeks after journalist Lyra McKee was killed in Londonderry.

“This is an irresponsible act, carried out with complete disregard for life or the welfare of the local community,” he said.

“It beggars belief that so shortly after the death of Lyra McKee, caused by the careless firing of rounds in a crowd, that we have someone firing shots towards a house and a car in a residential area.

“I would say very clearly to those responsible that regardless which banner they claim to act under, what cause they claim or who they were targeting, there is no justification for this action. The people of Craigavon do not want guns on the streets.”

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows issued an appeal for information.

He said: “Did you see any suspicious persons or vehicles in the vicinity of Parkmore in the early hours of this morning? Do you have any information that could assist detectives with their inquiries?

“If so, please contact detectives at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 64 09/05/19.”

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