Update: Police appeal after man shot at primary school gate

A man has been shot at the gates of a primary school in Craigavon - just as children were leaving for the day.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 3:59 pm
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 5:01 pm
The scene of the shooting at St Brendan's Primary School in Craigavon.

The shooting incident happened shortly after 3pm at the gates of St Brendan’s Primary School in Moyraverty Court, Craigavon.

Police are appealing for information following the shooting.

A spokesman said: “At 3.09pm this afternoon, 21 March, police received a report of a shooting near a primary school. It is believed shots were fired from a car and a man has sustained a number of injuries. He is currently receiving medical treatment.”

The scene of the shooting at St Brendan's Primary School in Craigavon.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “The area was very busy and we believe a number of people may have witnessed this shooting. We would ask anyone who has information to contact us as soon as possible so we can progress our investigation.

“There are no words to describe the foolhardiness and complete disregard for the safety of the children and parents who were in the area at the time. If you have information, please phone us on 101.”

The scene of the shooting at St Brendan's Primary School in Craigavon.