Masked gunman shoots pensioner in chest in Co Antrim

Victim (74) was working in a shed in Ballycastle last night when he was shot

The PSNI is investigating the shooting of an elderly man last night.

A pensioner has been shot in the chest while he worked in a shed in Northern Ireland.

A masked gunman fired at the 74-year old during an incident in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, last night. He is in a stable condition in hospital, police said.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said: "Police are treating this incident as attempted murder."

The shooting happened in the Islandboy Road area shortly before 9pm. Detectives appealed for anybody with information to contact them.