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Friday, 1 November, 2002, 15:33 GMT
Man escapes injury in gun attack
William Taggart lives in Tullyally with his family
William Taggart lives in Tullyally with his family
Police in Londonderry have admitted they are baffled by a shooting attack on a house in which a man narrowly escaped injury.

Two shots were fired through the bedroom window of the house on Milltown Crescent in the loyalist Tullyally area at 2045 GMT on Thursday.

Detectives investigating the shooting have said they are treating it as attempted murder.

William Taggart, 34, who lives in the house with his parents said he could not understand why they had been attacked.

The shot came in window as Mr Taggart sat at his computer
The shot came in window as Mr Taggart sat at his computer

The family from Northern Ireland had been living in England and moved back to the province two years ago.

Mr Taggart had just leaned forward to switch off his computer when the first shot smashed through the window.

He dived to the floor as another shot followed.

"I still can't believe how lucky I was. And I still can't understand why. It seems so senseless," he said.

"I grew up in England. I have spent most of my life there but I have always considered here as home."

Detectives who are still trying to establish a motive for the attack have urged anyone who could help them with their inquiries to come forward.

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