Shots fired at house at Fort View

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Detectives in Ballymena are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Fort View area off the A-26 ‘Antrim line’ during the early hours of this morning, Sunday 05 April.

At around 2.20am it was reported that a number of shots had been fired at the windows of an unoccupied house in the area. A red coloured Honda Accord car, believed to have been involved in the incident, was burnt out on the Lisnevenagh Road a short time later.

Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said: “This type of attack is totally unacceptable and there is no place for this type of activity in a civilised society. I know that the vast majority of people in Ballymena do not support those responsible.”

“I want to reassure the Ballymena community that we are determined to tackle these criminal elements and as such we are committing additional resources over the next few nights. We will not accept this type of behaviour and I would ask for community support and information as we work to identify those responsible.

“I would appeal for anyone who was in the area of Fort View and who witnessed the shooting or anyone who was on the Lisnevenagh Road and witnessed the car being abandoned to contact CID in Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”