Antrim pensioner shot in chest while working on shed

Antrim pensioner shot in chest while working on shed

A pensioner has been shot in the chest while he worked in a shed in Co Antrim.

A masked gunman fired at the 74-year old during an incident in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, last night. He is in a stable condition in hospital, police said.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police are treating this incident as attempted murder.”

The shooting happened in the Islandboy Road area shortly before 9pm. Detectives appealed for anybody with information to contact them.

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