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Hunt continues for gunmen who lay in wait for victim in Newry industrial estate

Detectives are reissuing their appeal for information following a shooting incident in the Carbane Industrial Estate in Newry on Tuesday, February 8.

On the day of the incident, police received a report at approximately 11.55am that a man had been shot a number of times by three masked gunmen as he returned to his vehicle after visiting a business premises in the estate.

He was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.

Detective Sergeant McCarragher said: “We believe that the gunmen entered the carpark outside the premises approximately an hour before the shooting took place.

“They were travelling in a Silver Audi S4 with the registration DA55WVE, which was abandoned a short time after the shooting on Old Dublin Road and set on fire.

“The men were then seen to get into a dark coloured saloon vehicle which made off in the direction of the border.

“We wish to establish the movements of the Silver Audi S4 in the time before and after the shooting and are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed any dark coloured saloon vehicle loitering or driving away from the area of the Old Dublin Road at around midday.

“Detectives are currently back at the scene carrying out a renewed appeal for witnesses in the area and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information or dash-cam footage in relation to it that could help with our enquiries, to call 101 quoting the reference number 679 08/02/22.

Alternatively, a report can be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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