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Woman in her 40s shot in both legs by masked men

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Attack: Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening
Attack: Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening

A woman has been hospitalised with serious injuries after being shot in both legs.

The 47-year-old woman was shot at close range while trying to flee masked men who forced their way into a home in Newtonabbey. 

Police say she was shot in both legs her house in the Ballyronan Park area yesterday evening at around 7.45pm.

Emergency services were called and she was rushed to hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 

Two other men were also inside the home when the attack happened.

One of them, a man aged 40, suffered injuries to his legs and chin after being assaulted at the scene.
 
Detective Inspector David Skelly said: “I appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact Detectives at Newtownabbey on the non-emergency number 101 or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”