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Man abducted and blasted in the leg by masked men

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Man abducted and blasted in the leg by masked men

A 32-year-old man was abducted by a gang of masked men in Warrenpoint, Co Down, sometime between midnight and 1am last night.

He was bundled into a dark coloured car and driven to the Armagh Road, in Newry where he was shot in the leg

A second incident took place in Newry last night when  a man was shot in his leg after a verbal row on Sandy’s Street .

Both men are in hospital being treated for their injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

“Our investigation into these incidents is at a very early stage and we are working to identify a motive for the shootings and if they are linked,” Superintendent Simon Walls said.

“I would appeal for the public’s assistance to help us identify and to take those responsible for these attacks off the streets.”