Northern Ireland

Man shot in Newtownards paramilitary-style attack

Dakota Avenue, Newtownards Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened in the Dakota Avenue area in the West Winds estate

A 23-year-old man has been shot in the arms and legs in a paramilitary-style attack in Newtownards, County Down.

The shooting happened on an area of grass between Dakota Avenue and Hampton Grove in the West Winds estate on Wednesday night.

The man was shot in his elbows, knees and ankles. Police received a report of the incident at about 22:05 BST.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he is in a stable condition in hospital.