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Blair shocked after shooting

Alliance South Antrim MLA John Blair has said he is shocked after a shooting in his constituency.

A man in his 50s was shot in the knee in New Mossley around 7:05pm yesterday (Wednesday). He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which police have said are not life threatening but may be life changing.

“I am shocked to hear of this brutal attack and my thoughts are with the victim,” said Mr Blair.

“This comes in the wake of the most recent report into paramilitarism and is a sobering reminder there is much left to be done to combat it. This violent attack is also an indication guns still remain on our streets.

“I appeal to anyone with information to contact police with it immediately.”