Cookstown shooting victim discharged from hospital


The 35-year-old man who was shot in the legs in Cookstown on Sunday evening has now been discharged from hospital.

It is understood the engineering company worker is now recuperating with family and cannot walk because of his injuries.

The Mail reported yesterday how no arrests had yet been made in relation to the attack.

Police are appealing for anyone who help with their investigation to contact them on the 101 number.

Detectives said they believe locals “may have spotted” two men wearing balaclavas and camouflage jackets as they entered a house in Drumcree, just before the shooting at around 5.40pm (Sunday 5 June).

They also said the intruders, one of whom was armed with a handgun, threatened the occupants before shooting the 35-year-old male in both legs.

Detective Inspector Will Tate said: “Incredibly this incident occurred in a busy residential area during daylight hours.

“We believe those responsible may well have been spotted by local people both as they approached the property and as they made their escape from the area on foot.

“We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone with any other information about this crime. The number to call is 101.”

“If someone would like to provide information without giving their name, they can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”