Man shot in both legs in attack near Cullyhanna

A man has been shot in both legs during an attack outside Cullyhanna village in south Armagh.

Several men entered a house on Drummond Road, near the border with Castleblayney in County Monaghan, at about 19:20 GMT on Tuesday.

The victim, who is in his 40s, was shot and taken to hospital, where he is being treated for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

A number of others who were in the house at the time were uninjured.

SDLP assembly member Dominic Bradley said the local community "abhorred" the attack.

"No-one can justify these types of attacks, whatever their misguided motives," he said.

"These kind of so-called punishment-style attacks were wrong in the past and are wrong today."

Sinn Féin councillor Colman Burns said: "Those responsible for this attack must outline their rationale for doing this and what they hoped to achieve.

"The community in south Armagh is appalled at this incident and I would urge anyone with information to present it to the authorities."

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