Page last updated at 09:57 GMT, Tuesday, 20 April 2010 10:57 UK

Man shot in both legs in Strabane attack

Police officers examine the scene of the shooting
Police officers examine the scene of the shooting

A man has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in County Tyrone.

Four men went into a house at Lisnafin Park, Strabane, at 2300 BST on Monday.

They forced the 24-year-old man to go out into the garden where they shot him in both legs.

He was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment. Police have appealed to anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

PSNI Chief Inspector Andy Lemon condemned the attack: "No-one has the right to take the law into their own hands and the community in Strabane, don't want or don't need this sort of activity.

"We're still in the process of gathering forensic evidence from the scene.

"There's been no mention of any grouping who have carried this out and at the minute we're still investigating all lines of motives."

Dissident republicans have been behind a series of similar shootings.



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