Man and woman shot in Coleraine

Police at the scene of the shooting. PICTURES BY STEVEN McAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA. INCR 08-752-CON
Police at the scene of the shooting. PICTURES BY STEVEN McAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA. INCR 08-752-CON

A man and woman have been shot by a masked attacker in Coleraine.

The masked man entered the house at James Street about 7.15pm on Sunday evening and shot the man in the leg and the woman in the foot.

Investigators at the scene of the incident in James Street.  INCR 08-751-CON

Investigators at the scene of the incident in James Street. INCR 08-751-CON

Police said the injuries were not life threatening.

Inspector Paul Patton appealed for anyone with information to contact police.

UUP East Londonderry candidate William McCandless condemned the attack.

“James Street is a quiet street and the local community is absolutely shocked to learn of this incident,” he said.

“There is simply no excuse for bringing guns onto the streets and using them against anyone. This is exactly the type of criminality that the new Assembly must help take a stand to eradicate.

Alliance East Londonderry candidate Chris McCaw has described the shooting as shocking.

“There can be no excuse or justification for this act of violence and I condemn it without reservation,” he said.

“I send my best wishes to the man and woman and hope they have a speedy recovery. Anyone with information about this attack should report it to the police or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”