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Young man fighting for his life after 20 shots fired into living room window this morning

A car, which was stolen from Dublin, was found burnt out close to the attack.

Image: Carrigart Crescent via Google Maps

A 31-YEAR-OLD MAN is fighting for his life after 20 shots were fired into the living room of a house in Armagh this morning.

The man, who was in the house alone at the time, was taken to hospital and his injuries are described as life threatening.

It happened at a house in Carrigart Crescent, Craigavon, at around 1.45am this morning. A car, which was stolen from Dublin, was found burnt out close to the attack.

Police are appealing for information following the attempted murder. Chief Inspector Jon Burrows described how at least 20 shots were fired, possibly from an automatic weapon, into the front living room window of the house.

At this stage we believe that those responsible had carefully planned this attack. A silver Skoda Octavia, which had been stolen in Dublin in December 2016, and which was bearing false registration plates, was found burnt out shortly after the attack just over a mile away in the New Line area of Lurgan.

“We believe that this vehicle may have been involved in this incident and are keen to trace its movements in the time leading up to the shooting.

“We are working to establish a motive for the attack and I would ask anyone with any information about the incident itself or any ongoing issues in the area to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 64 13/02/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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