Rathfriland Shooting Was Reckless Says Hazzard

Chris Hazzard MP says the shooting in Rathfriland was reckless

Police have issued a statement following a shooting in Rathfriland where a number of shots were fired through a front window of a house in the town.

The incident has been condemned by South Down MP Chris Hazzard.

The Sinn Féin MP was concerned at the Rathfriland shooting and said: “I unreservedly condemn the firing of shots through the window of a home in Rathfriland on the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“This was a reckless attack which had the potential to claim a number of lives and thankfully there were no serious injuries.

“There is no place for guns on our streets and those responsible should stop now.

“Anyone with information on this attack should bring it forward to the police.”

Detectives have launched an investigation following a report of shots being fired at a house in the Wright’s Park area of Rathfriland in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, 5th March.

Detective Sergeant Wilson said: “Police received a report that two shots had been fired through the front window of a residential property at around 12.35am, causing minor injuries to a man who was in the living room at the time.

“Three other people were also in the property at the time of the incident, but thankfully were not injured. 

“An investigation has commenced and we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Wright’s Park area at this time.

“Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity, or who may have dashcam or doorbell footage which could help the investigation, should contact Police on 101 quoting reference 42 of 05/03/2024.”

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