19-year-old man beaten and shot in Tyrone as 11-year-old family member looks on 4 months ago

19-year-old man beaten and shot in Tyrone as 11-year-old family member looks on

At one point during the assault, the gun was pointed at the child.

PSNI have arrested a man on Tuesday (29 March) in connection with a brutal assault and shooting in Strabane in Tyrone last month.

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The 19-year-old victim was beaten with a baseball bat before being shot in the leg while in his home in Springhill Park at around 7.20pm on 9 February.

"This was a brutal attack on the victim who was at home with a family member, aged just 11 years old, when the gunmen struck," Detective Sergeant Ballentine said.

"It was reported the gunmen also pointed a gun at the young boy.

"This sickening attack has left the victim with life-changing injuries along with having to deal with the trauma of what he experienced.

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“I want to reiterate our appeal to anyone with information about this savage attack to call us.

"Think if this was your son, or brother or friend - how would you feel?

"If you have information, tell us. It may make all the difference to catching those responsible,” he added.

A 36-year old man has been arrested under the Terrorism Act and remains in custody.

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Anyone with information is being asked to call 101, quoting reference 1668 of 09/02/22.

A report can also be made online by filling out the PSNI non-emergency reporting form.

Anyone with information can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.