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Strabane shooting 'terrifies' mother

image captionTwo shots were fired at the back door of the house

A Strabane mother has said she is "terrified" after shots were fired at her home at the weekend.

Two shots were fired at the back of Teresa Duffy's house in the Ballycolman estate at about 1915 GMT on Saturday.

Ms Duffy and her three-year-old son were in the kitchen when the shots hit the door. She said her family had "a lucky escape".

"It's absolutely terrifying and I don't know why these people are targeting the house," she said.

"It's really sick. I just want them to give me a reason for it."

A 35-year-old man and Ms Duffy's younger sister were also in the house at the time of the incident.

Strabane Sinn Fein councillor Brian McMahon said the shooting was "indiscriminate and reckless".

"It is just sheer luck that this did not end in tragedy," he said.

"This is the second such gun attack in the town in recent weeks."

Two men were seen running away from the house.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.