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Man (35) dies after shooting at Co Down supermarket

A murder investigation has been launched.

Updated at 6.50pm

A 35-YEAR-OLD man who was shot in the car park of a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bangor, Co Down this afternoon has since died from his injuries.

The PSNI have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for information from witnesses or others who may have additional information.

Ulster Unionist MLA Alan Chambers said he arrived at the scene about 10 minutes after the shooting happened, and was told four to six shots were fired.

BBC NI’s Richard Morgan, who was at the scene, said that shoppers at one store were kept indoors as the supermarket was packed.

North Down DUP MLA Alex Easton has condemned the shooting this afternoon:

This shooting is totally wrong. I condemn it in the fullest terms.
This act took place in broad daylight when members of the public were shopping. Such an action is nothing short of sheer madness. The people behind this act had no regard for life.

He also urged anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson of the PSNI said:

Police are currently in attendance at an incident in the Balloo Link area of Bangor. It is believed that one man has sustained gunshot wounds.

“Police would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact Detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 870 28/05/17.”

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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