Man injured in Moira shooting

Published Wednesday, 03 April 2013
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A man has been shot in Moira.

Man injured in Moira shooting
Police are investigating the incident in the Graham Court area. (© UTV)

The 55-year-old was approached by two masked men in the Graham Court area of the village.

One of the men shot the victim in the hand during the attack, which happened shortly before 8pm on Tuesday.

The man was treated in hospital for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Edwin Poots, DUP MLA for the area, condemned the shooting.

He said: "I make it absolutely clear that this isn't something that's acceptable in Moira or the Lagan Valley constituency or anywhere else in Northern Ireland."

Trevor Lunn, Alliance Lagan Valley MLA, said there is no justification for violence.

"There is no place on our streets for guns.

"The people who carried out this attack are obviously very callous individuals who have no regard for the consequences of their actions," he said.

SDLP Lisburn City Councillor Pat Catney said the shooting was despicable.

"I strongly condemn this attack, whatever this was about or whatever issues face the community," he said.

"These masked men came onto our streets to terrorise.

"I would appeal to the local community to send out a clear message to those responsible that they have absolutely no support. This type of vigilante justice is not welcome in Moira and across Northern Ireland."

Cllr Catney appealed for anyone with information on the incident to contact PSNI.

© UTV News
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6 Comments
Neil in Belfast wrote (536 days ago):
Eamo, do you know how stupid you sound?
Claire in Blfast wrote (536 days ago):
Surprised at the lack of comments on this page. No outrage? No out and out condemnation? Shocking in comparison to comments on lone gun man shooting into the air. A person has been shot. What have you all got to say?
Andy in Norn Iron wrote (538 days ago):
@ eamo....same old bigotted rubbish. Republicanism has never ever done wrong since the GFA. The news is filled with stories of violence every day from irish republicans, the problem is they seem to be able to walk away free as a bird...is that because they sing like a bird???
Gaz in Ulster wrote (538 days ago):
Poots, you rub shoulders with SF/IRA...
desdodes in Belfast wrote (538 days ago):
1 pm Wednesday & nobody has commented on this shooting.WHY?
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