Northern Ireland

Omagh attack: Seven family members in house as shots fired

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Media captionSeven people escaped injury after the gun attack at McClay Park in Omagh

Seven members of a family, aged between 18 and 53, have escaped injury in a gun attack in Omagh, County Tyrone.

A number of shots were fired through the rear window of a house in McClay Park just before 21:30 GMT on Thursday.

Police said the seven people were left "badly shaken". A spokesperson said all lines of inquiry were being followed.

Ulster Unionist MLA Ross Hussey condemned the attack and said people residing in McClay Park had a "lucky escape".

"This was a totally unacceptable action," he said.

"It was an awful shock - they were having a new year party.

"My understanding is they've left the house, and understandably so. They are not in the best health at the minute and there are a lot of neighbours panicking too.

"Many are concerned that this sort of thing should happen in a housing estate in Omagh."

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer said the shooting was "wrong".

"Thankfully no one was injured in this incident, but it must have been a very frightening experience for those in the house and their neighbours," he said.