Man hospitalised after being shot in the leg in Northern Ireland

Police appeal for information following incident in Kilcooley estate in Bangor

A man is in hospital after being shot in the leg in Bangor. File photograph: PA Wire

A man is in hospital after being shot in the leg in Bangor. File photograph: PA Wire

 

A man is in hospital after being shot in the leg in Northern Ireland.

The victim, in his 40s, was attacked in the Kilcooley estate in Bangor at about 10.20pm on Friday.

A police spokesman said police had received a report that the man was grabbed by two unknown people, thrown to the ground and shot in the leg.

“A member of the public came across the injured male shortly after, in the area of Drumhirk Drive,” he said.

“The victim, aged in his 40s, was transported to hospital by a member of the public, where he remains receiving treatment to injuries.

“Our inquiries are ongoing and I am appealing to anyone with information, or who may have noticed or heard any suspicious activity, to contact us on 101 quoting reference 2301 of 24/09/21.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. – PA