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Car possibly involved in serious shooting was stolen from Dublin

The burnt-out car with false plates
The burnt-out car with false plates

The PSNI have said that a car potentially involved in a serious shooting incident in Craigavon yesterday was stolen from Dublin.

The incident, in the Carrigart Crescent estate in Craigavon, has left a man seriously injured after at least 20 shots, possibly from an automatic weapon, were blasted into a home in the early hours of the morning on Monday, February 13.

The PSNI say that a silver Skoda Octavia, which had been stolen in Dublin in December 2016, and which was bearing false registration plates, was found burnt out shortly after the attack just over a mile away in the New Line area of Lurgan.

They believe that this vehicle may have been involved in this incident and are keen to trace it’s movements in the time leading up to the shooting.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “Anyone with any information about the incident itself or any ongoing issues in the area to contact detectives in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 64 13/02/17. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111