Earlier this evening three masked men, one armed with a gun, attacked one of the occupants of a house in the Mayfield area of Newtownabbey. This attack is clearly abhorrent.
Any attack like this on any house in a community is not just an attack on the house, nor just on that community, but one on society in general. I understand that the attack happened in the early evening with many local residents going about their everyday business as normal. It seems clear that those responsible for this evil attack had no regard whatsoever for anyone in the vicinity.
I join with the rest of society across Northern Ireland in condemning this incident and I ask that anyone with any information relating to this crime contacts the Police Service of Northern Ireland as soon as possible.
You can contact the PSNI by phoning 0845 600 8000.