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Man shot in NI supermarket car park

Police have cordoned off the scene of the shooting in Bangor, Co Down. Credit: Pacemaker

A man has been shot in the car park of a supermarket in Bangor, Co Down.

The gun attack on Sunday afternoon, in which multiple shots are believed to have been fired, happened at a branch of Sainsbury’s.

However, eyewitnesses who were in the car park at the time have reported seeing the victim being treated by paramedics.

Local Ulster Unionist MLA Alan Chambers, who arrived at the scene minutes after the shooting, expressed shock that it had been carried out in such a public place packed with shoppers.

"There were reports he (the victim) had a child with him," he told UTV.

"I can't confirm that, but if that is the case, it makes it all the more despicable."

Secretary of State James Brokenshire has condemned the gun attack as a "brutal act of violence that has no place in Northern Ireland".

Police remain at the scene of the ongoing incident.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson said: “Police are currently in attendance at an incident in the Balloo Link area of Bangor.

“It is believed that one man has sustained gunshot wounds.”

A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said only: “I can confirm there was an incident at our Bangor store and the store is closed whilst police investigate the matter.”


More than 50 injured in attack still being treated

Tributes for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing Credit: PA

As the huge counter-terror operation continued, the NHS said 54 people injured in the attack were still being treated in eight hospitals with 19 receiving critical care.

A total of 116 people required hospital care in the wake of the massacre, police previously said.

Corbyn 'changes travel plans due to BA flight disruption'

Jeremy Corbyn was due to fly to Glasgow after appearing on ITV Peston on Sunday Credit: ITV/Peston on Sunday

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's election campaign trail plans have been affected by British Airways' flight disruption.

Mr Corbyn changed his original plans to fly to Glasgow due to ongoing flight delays and cancellation caused by theairline's IT system crash.

Instead he travelled north by train after an interview on ITV's Peston On Sunday programme.

It meant he had to cancel a planned afternoon campaign stop in the city but it said to be going ahead with a rally in the evening.

A Labour source said: "As a result of flight disruption Jeremy decided to travel by train to ensure he could be in Glasgow this evening."


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