Masked man shoots mother and son in Coleraine

Police have appealed for information
Police have appealed for information

The shooting of a mother and son in Coleraine on Sunday evening has been condemned.

At around 7:15 pm on last night, a masked man entered a house in James Street and shot a man in his 20s in the leg.

His mum, a woman in her 50s, was also shot in the foot.

Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Ulster Unionist councillor William McCandless condemned the attack.

"I am absolutely disgusted to learn that a man and a woman have been shot and wounded in Coleraine. James Street is a quiet street and the local community is absolutely shocked to learn of this incident.

“There is simply no excuse for bringing guns onto the streets and using them against anyone."

Alliance's Chris McCaw has described the incident as shocking.

"For someone to enter a house in Coleraine and shoot two people is shocking. There can be no excuse or justification for this act of violence and I condemn it without reservation.

"I send my best wishes to the man and woman and hope they have a speedy recovery.