Raids at several homes lead to three arrests in relation to Cookstown shooting

Police cordon on Drum Road following shooting
Police cordon on Drum Road following shooting
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The PSNI has made three arrests in relation to last Sunday’s shooting in Cookstown, after raids on several properties in the town on Thursday night (June 9).

It is understood that A home in Millburn Park, Beechway and Stewart Avenue were among those searched by tactical support group officers.

Detective Inspector Will Tate, from Dungannon Reactive and Organised Crime, said: “Police have made three arrests in relation to this investigation.

“A number of searches have also been carried out and enquiries are ongoing.”

A 35-year-old man was shot in the legs in the Drumcree area of Cookstown at around 5.40pm on June 5.

The engineering firm worker was admitted to Antrim Hospital, before being transferred to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday.

But the Belfast Trust said on Thursday that he had been discharged from hospital.

Councillor, Tony Quinn, said he hopes rumours around the shooting will soon be put to bed.

The SDLP man lives just 300 yards from the house where the man was shot in both legs after two men wearing balaclavas and camouflage jackets stormed a party at around 5.40pm.

In relation to the victim, Cllr Quinn said: “Hopefully he’ll make a full recovery.”