Armagh shooting leaves man seriously injured

Man (31) shot a number of times after bullets fired through window of Craigavon house

A man has been seriously injured in a shooting in Northern Ireland in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 31-year-old man was shot a number of times after bullets were fired through the window of a house in Craigavon, County Armagh, at about 1.45am.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the man was in the house alone when the shooting started.

Ch Insp Jon Burrows, of the PSNI, said: "Police are investigating a possible link to a silver Skoda car which was seen acting suspiciously in the Carrigart area before the shooting.


“It was found burnt out in the New Line area a short time later.”

Detectives are appealing for anyone who has any information, or who noticed anything suspicious, to contact them at Dungannon police station on 101, quoting reference number 64 13/02/17.

It is unclear who carried out the shooting but the north Armagh area is home to a faction of the hardline Continuity IRA, who murdered a police officer in a sniper attack in Craigavon in 2009.