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Shots fired through living room window of Co Armagh family’s home

Woman and grandchildren escape injury

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report that shots were fired at a house in Co Armagh late last night.

It happened in the Shimna Walk area of Lurgan at about 10.30pm.

Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey said it was believed two shots were fired through the living room window and a male was then seen running away.

“A woman in her 50s and her two young grandchildren – who were asleep upstairs in the house at the time of the incident – were uninjured,” he said.

“We are carrying out a number of follow-up enquiries and we’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time. If you have any information that could help our investigation, please contact police on the non-emergency number, quoting reference 1487 of 2/9/17.

“Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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