Northern Ireland

County Armagh shooting leaves man in critical condition

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Image caption A number of shots were fired through the living room window of a house in Carrigart Crescent

A 31-year-old man remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was shot in the head in Lurgan in County Armagh.

At least 20 shots were fired from an automatic weapon through the living room window of a house in Carrigart Crescent at about 01:45 GMT on Monday.

Image caption A silver Skoda car was found burnt out in the New Line area

There was no-one else in the house at the time.

Police are investigating a possible link to a silver Skoda car which was seen in the Carrigart area before the shooting.

It was stolen from Dublin in December and had fake number plates.

The vehicle was found burnt out in the New Line area a short time after the shooting.

Ch Insp Jon Burrows has appealed for the public to come forward with information.

"Someone must know what the background to this was," he said.

"Why was this person targeted? It was a very orchestrated, carefully planned attack.

"Is there anything happening in that area? Do you know anything about that individual who was targeted?

"We need your help in solving this crime."

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