Appeal for Bangor shootings witnesses

Appeal for Bangor shootings witnesses

Police investigating the paramilitary-style shooting of two men in Bangor, Co Down have made a fresh appeal for witnesses.

One of the victims was hit a number of times in the chest while the other was shot in the leg as they sat in a car in the Eastway area of the Whitehill Estate at about 1am on Monday.Security sources have told UTV the loyalist UVF in east Belfast may have been responsible for the attack, which left both men needing hospital treatment.Police have stepped up their patrols in the area following the shootings and on Tuesday they made a fresh appeal for information.A PSNI statement said: "Detectives would like to speak to anyone who noticed any suspicious people or vehicles in the Whitehill Estate between on Sunday night and into the early hours of Monday."They are particularly keen to hear from any motorcyclists, dog walkers or anyone else who may have been in the Eastway or Valentines Park areas between midnight and 1am."Information can be passed on to the PSNI by calling 0845 600 8000.

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