'UDA behind' gun attack on house

'UDA behind' gun attack on house

A man and woman have escaped injury after a shot was fired through the living room window of a house in Larne, Co Antrim.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday morning.Police said the pair were inside the Ferris Avenue property when it was blasted at about 1am.They were not hurt.Oliver McMullan of Sinn Féin has claimed the UDA was behind the attack."This is the second time this family has been attacked - they were attacked a short time before Christmas last year when the window and doors were smashed and now on Friday night this more sinister attack where the house is shot at," the MLA told UTV."The family are well known in this community, hard working and my belief is it's because there was an altercation and they stood up to the criminal elements behind this."The UDA is behind this, it was sanctioned by the UDA and nothing can move in Larne without the sanction of the paramilitary groupings."Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson said: "Guns have no place on our streets. There is absolutely no justification for this attack. Somebody could have been seriously hurt or worse."Anyone who saw what happened or who has further information is asked to call the PSNI.


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