Pensioner escapes injury in Carrick shooting

Two young children have escaped injury after a shot was fired at a house in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
Two young children have escaped injury after a shot was fired at a house in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting at Woodburn Avenue in Carrick last night, Wednesday 18 January.

A shot was fired at the front door of a house in the area shortly after 9.30 pm.

The front door of the property in Woodburn Avenue was shot at

The front door of the property in Woodburn Avenue was shot at

A man, aged in his 70s and two young children who were in the house at the time were not injured.

Two males were seen running away from the house after the shooting.

Detective Constable Sweeney is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Larne Police Station on 101, quoting reference number 1214 of 18/01/17.

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The shots went through the house and out the back door

The shots went through the house and out the back door

A man, aged in his 70s, and two young children who were in the house at the time

A man, aged in his 70s, and two young children who were in the house at the time