Bangor gun victim grabbed by two men, thrown to the ground and shot in the leg

By Q Radio news

A man in his 40s is recovering in hospital after he was shot in the leg in an attack in Bangor on Friday night.

Police say the victim was grabbed by two unknown men, thrown to the ground and shot in the leg at around 10.20pm in the Kilcooley Estate area of the town.

A member of the public found the injured man shortly after the incident in Drumhirk Drive.

Detective Inspector Johnston said: “It was reported that at around 10.20pm a man was grabbed by two unknown persons, thrown to the ground and shot in the leg. A member of the public came across the injured male shortly after in the area of Drumhirk Drive.

“The victim, aged in his 40s, was transported to hospital by a member of the public, where he remains receiving treatment to injuries.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I am appealing to anyone with information, or who may have noticed or heard any suspicious activity, to contact us on 101 quoting reference 2301 of 24/09/21.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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