WATCH: Three arrested following overnight gun attack in Lisburn

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hree men have been arrested after shots were fired at a flat in Lisburn early this morning. 

Four bullets were fired on the Ballynahinch Road at around 1.45am before the suspects fled in a white Honda jeep. 

 

Police tried to stop a vehicle matching the description later, but it attempted to get away.

It was brought to a halt following a short pursuit and three men aged between 20 and 31 were arrested.

They're being held on suspicion of a number of offences and remain in police custody.

A number of follow up searches are being carried out this morning, and the Ballynahinch Road remains closed.

Detective Constable Maxwell said: “At around 1.45am this morning it was reported that four shots had been fired at a flat on Ballynahinch Road. It’s believed the gunman then fled in a white Honda jeep.

Police officers on patrol nearby spotted a vehicle matching the description and signalled for it to stop. The vehicle attempted to make off from officers but following a short pursuit was brought to a halt. Three males onboard, aged 20, 24 and 31 were subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and remain in custody this morning.

We believe the white Honda Jeep had been in the Ballynahinch Road area for a time before the incident and we are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle or its occupants to please  get in touch. 

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