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Man shot in abdomen in Banbridge – another arrested

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Detectives have launched an investigation following the shooting of a man in Banbridge on Friday night.

Shortly after 8pm, it was reported that a man aged in his 40s had been shot in his abdomen while in the car park on Rathfriland Road.

Taken to hospital, his condition has been described as serious.

The driver of a silver Citroen vehicle then made off from the scene southbound on the A1 dual carriageway. A link is being explored between a vehicle reported on fire some 20 minutes later in the Drone Hill Road area of Corbet.

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody at this time.

The Drone Hill Road and Rathfriland Road, including its off-slip and on-slip to the A1 dual carriageway, remain closed with cordons in place as enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1683 12/04/24. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

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