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Shots fired at Lurgan house in ‘reckless attack’

It is being linked to a separate incident in which a car was set alight.

The scene on the Ballynamoney Road outside Lurgan where shots were fired at a house. No one was injured in the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday morning. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene on the Ballynamoney Road outside Lurgan where shots were fired at a house. No one was injured in the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday morning. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene on the Ballynamoney Road outside Lurgan where shots were fired at a house. No one was injured in the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday morning. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye
The scene on the Ballynamoney Road outside Lurgan where shots were fired at a house. No one was injured in the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday morning. Credit: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

A number of shots have been fired into a house in Northern Ireland in a “reckless attack”, police said.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said no-one was injured after the incident in the Ballynamoney Road area of Lurgan at around 12.50am on Monday.

Ten minutes later, a silver Volvo was set alight in the Shankill Street area of the town – with police saying the two incidents may be linked.

No-one was injured, though the occupants of the house were “badly shaken”, officers said.

Inspector Duncan McBain said: “This was a completely reckless attack and, thankfully, while none of the occupants were physically injured, they have been left badly shaken.

“Our enquiries are at an early stage and we are working to establish a motive for the attack, and I would appeal to anyone with information about this to call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Sinn Fein MLA  John O'Dowd said those who carried out the shooting acted "recklessly" with the intent to cause injury "or worse".

“There is no place for guns on our streets and this morning the local community are rightly angered," he added.

“Thankfully on this occasion no has been hurt but given the nature and number of these attacks of late it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.

"A PSNI investigation is underway and anyone who witnessed suspicious activity should report it.”

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