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Monday, October 25, 2021

Public representatives react to Coleraine shooting incident.
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A number of Coleraine Councillors have reacted to yesterday evenings shooting incident at a house on the Ballysally eastate in Coleraine.

The incident took place around 11.30pm on Sunday evening, thankfully no one was injured as a result.

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Cllr Stephanie Quigley from the SDLP said:

“There is no place in our society for attacks like this. For two masked men to enter a family home late at night, is simply horrifying, showing no regard for the people in the house and the whole community.
I appeal to anyone with any information to contact the PSNI immediately.”

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Also making comment, UUP Cllr William McCandless said:

“As yet I am not aware of anyone who has carried out this shooting incident, however, I unreservedly condemn whoever was involved and fortunately we are not looking at a fatality or serious injury.

“Our community does not support such action, there was no justification before and there is still no place for weapons being brought onto our streets by criminal elements. No one or any group should think they have the right to intimidate or subject any section of our community to the use of violence, it is never the answer.

“I appeal to anyone who knows anything concerning this to report it to the PSNI.”

Cllr Adrian McQuillian, currently sitting as an independent, has called for a proactive approach by police to remove these weapons from the streets.

“There are too many guns in our neighbourhoods. Police need to be proactive in removing these.

“This sort of attack should be a thing of the past and I would urge those with any information to pass it into the police.”

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The DUP MLA for the area, Maurice Bradley has condemned the incident saying:

“I would ask that anyone with any information gets in contact with the PSNI. Thankfully no one was injured on this occasion, however I would remind anyone who brings a weapon onto the streets that there is always the potential to cause the loss of life.”

The motive behind the incident is not known at this time.

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