Six people escape injury in Coalisland shooting

Six people have escaped injury in a gun attack at a house in Coalisland in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police said shots were fired into the house in Loughview Gardens at around 4.10am.

It is the second such attack in the area this year. Back in March, shots were also fired at a house in Loughview Gardens.


Detective Sergeant Robinson said, “At around 4:10am it was reported that just a couple of minutes previously a number of shots had been fired at a house in Loughview Gardens, striking and damaging windows. 

“Fortunately, none of the six occupants in the house at the time were injured.  

“Everyone has a right to live in a safe and stable community and this type of senseless and reckless criminality will not be tolerated. Thankfully, we are not dealing with any serious injuries, or worse today.”

The detectove added, “We are working to establish a motive for this appalling attack and I want to reassure the community we are taking what happened this morning very seriously and I am appealing to anyone with information to please get in touch with us.

“In particular, I want to appeal to anyone who saw any person/persons acting suspiciously, or any cars being driven in a suspicious manner between 4am and 4:10am in the area  to call detectives on 101 quoting reference number 202 of 1/07/19.” 

Alternatively information can also be provided by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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