Teenager shot in leg and beaten by masked gang in Bushmills

A 19-year-old man has suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and a head injury after being attacked by masked men in Co Antrim.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner said the incident in the Woodvale Park area of ​​Bushmills was reported on Wednesday night.

“Shortly after 11.10pm it was reported that a number of masked men entered a house armed with a gun and wooden weapons,” he said.

“A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg, inside the house, before being dragged to the front garden and shot again in another part of the same leg. He was then beaten with the wooden weapons before the masked men left the property on foot.

“The male was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, which included gunshot wounds and a head injury.”

He added: “The gun was also pointed at a 19-year-old female who was inside the property at the time. She was thankfully physically uninjured but has been left shaken by the incident.

“Inquiries are continuing and I would urge anyone with any information to call detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2109, May 11.”

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. A report can also be made online using the PSNI’s non-emergency reporting form.

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