Man shot in front of girlfriend, daughter

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A man was shot in front of his girlfriend and young daughter in an incident in Strabane on Tuesday night.

Detectives are appealing for information following the shooting at Carlton Drive in the Ballycolman area of Strabane.

Shortly before 10.30pm, it was reported that a number of males entered a house in the Carlton Drive area and assaulted and shot a 26 year old man in the leg.

He was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The man’s girlfriend and daughter were not injured in the incident.

Area Commander Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said “No right thinking individual can condone someone taking the law into their own hands, irrespective of what the perceived motive here was. Nothing justifies shooting a young man in his home while his girlfriend and young daughter are present and I would condemn such violence. It is very fortunate that no one was fatally injured during this incident.

“Attacks such as this do not move us forward as a community, they only hold us back. What we need now is information from the public that can assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed these males in the area on Tuesday night is asked to contact CID in Strand Road Police Station on 0845 600 8000.