Murder victim from Ballymena

Police at the murder scene where a man was shot and a woman injured in the Riverview area of Ballymoney on Monday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Police at the murder scene where a man was shot and a woman injured in the Riverview area of Ballymoney on Monday evening. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

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Sources have confirmed that the man who was murdered in Ballymoney last night came from the Ballymena area.

Police have yet to identify the man formally but our information suggests he was well known and had many friends in Ballymena.

The man, aged in his 40s, was shot dead outside a house at Riverview Park, Ballymoney. The incident occurred just before 22:30 GMT on Monday.

A woman who lived in the house was assaulted. She was taken to hospital. Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Police officers continue to examine the scene of the shooting. DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said the attack was “very sad news”.