Northern Ireland

Two men injured in shooting in Bangor, County Down

Police officer at scene of shooting Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption A police officer at the scene of the attack in the Whitehill estate

Two men have been shot in Bangor, County Down.

One was shot three times in his chest, the other in a leg. It happened at the junction of East Way and Whitehill Drive in the Whitehill estate at about 01:00 GMT on Monday.

It is understood the man shot in the chest is in a stable condition in hospital, while the other man discharged himself.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

DUP assembly member Alex Easton said it was a "worrying disturbance".

"Whitehill has been progressing over the years, it is a close-knit community and this is a big setback for everybody," he said.

There is a strong police presence in the area and their operation is expect to continue for some time.