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Man shot a number of times outside a school in Armagh

Shooting outside a school in Craigavon
Shooting outside a school in Craigavon

A man has been shot a number of times outside a primary school in Craigavon, Co Armagh.

The incident happened outside St Brendan's Primary School in the Moyraverty area of the town at around 3pm.

Reports say the man was hit a number of times after shots were fired from a car.

The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows is quoted in the Belfast Telegraph: “The area was very busy and we believe a number of people may have witnessed this shooting.

"We would ask anyone who has information to contact us as soon as possible so we can progress our investigation.

“There are no words to describe the foolhardiness and complete disregard for the safety of the children and parents who were in the area at the time. If you have information, please phone us on 101.”

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Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has condemned the shooting.

"This shooting outside St Brendan's Primary School in the Moyraverty area of Craigavon was wrong and I totally condemn it, Mr O'Dowd said.

"This was a terrifying experience for pupils and staff at the school. 

"Those who carried out this shooting showed absolutely no regard for the pupils, their parents, school staff and the wider community. 

"There can be no place for guns in our society. 

"I would encourage anyone with information on this shooting to bring it forward to the PSNI."