Man held over shooting of woman in Newry is released

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A man arrested after a woman was shot in the stomach during an armed robbery attempt in Newry has been released, pending further inquiries.

At about 2335 BST on Sunday, a man armed with a handgun entered a gaming arcade at Upper Water Street.

He demanded cash from a woman working in the shop before shooting her in the stomach. The man fled empty-handed.

The woman was taken to hospital with injuries which are serious but not life-threatening.