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Reports of man shot dead in ‘shocking’ Waringstown incident

A man has been shot dead in Waringstown, according to reports.

The shocking incident occurred on Main Street around 9pm tonight (Monday).

DUP Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart condemned the shooting incident and has called on anyone with information to come forward to the police.

“It is shocking at anytime for someone to be shot in the constituency but more so in somewhere like Waringstown,” she added.

“It is a generally quiet village with a thriving population and I would condemn this in the strongest terms.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family caught up in this incident and would appeal to anyone with information to come forward to the police.

“They can be contacted anonymously via the confidential Crimestoppers hotline or on the 101 service.”

Alliance Lagan River councillor Eóin Tennyson added: “This represents a shocking and outrageous act of violence.

“There can be no place for guns on our streets in Waringstown or anywhere else in Northern Ireland.

“I am absolutely disgusted by this incident and it must be unequivocally condemned by all.

“I would urge anyone with information to please contact the PSNI.”

DUP councillor Mark Baxter said the local community is in shock.

“This is a quiet residential village and nothing like this would have happened here before,” he said.

The Main Street remains in lock down and will remain so as forensic officers carry out their investigation.

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