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Man injured after shots fired through window of house in Rathfriland

A man was injured after shots were fired through the front window of a property in Rathfriland overnight.

Detectives have launched an investigation following a report of shots being fired at a house in the Wright’s Park area in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, March 5.

Police received a report that two shots had been fired through the front window of a residential property at around 12.35am, causing minor injuries to a man who was in the living room at the time.

Detective Sergeant Wilson said: “Three other people were also in the property at the time of the incident, but thankfully were not injured.

“An investigation has commenced and we are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Wright’s Park area at this time. Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity, or who may have dashcam or doorbell footage which could help the investigation, should contact Police on 101 quoting reference 42 of 05/03/2024.”

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

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Local Councillor, Alderman Glenn, Barr strongly condemned the incident.

“Such acts of violence are unacceptable and have no place in our community,” he said. “I urge anyone with information to come forward and assist the authorities in their investigation.”

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