‘Guns have no place on our streets’ Dickson

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson. INCT 20-039-tc
Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson. INCT 20-039-tc

East Antrim Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has condemned the shooting of a man in Carrick’s Woodburn housing estate.

The shooting occurred at Pinewood Avenue at approximately 2.15 pm this afternoon.

The victim was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was apparently shot in the neck.

In a statement, Mr Dickson said: “This is an appalling act, particularly as it was carried out in broad daylight in a residential area.

“Guns have no place on our streets and despicable actions of this nature have absolutely no place in our society. Those behind this incident do not speak for the community and I appeal for calm following it.

“If anyone has information on this incident, I would ask that they pass it to police immediately.”