Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have launched an attempted murder investigation following an attack on a police officer in Omagh on Wednesday evening.
At 8:02pm on Wednesday evening the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service confirm received a 999 call following reports of an incident in the Slievard area of Killyclogher. Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one man, an off-duty police officer was taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Area Hospital.
Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Eamonn Corrigan said: “The serving officer was shot a number of times at a sports complex in the Killyclogher Road area of Omagh, just before 8pm on Wednesday, 22nd February.
Speaking of the officers current condition he said “he has been taken to hospital and is in a critical but stable condition.
Last night Politicians from across Northern Ireland expressed their condemnation of the shooting.
Chief Constable Simon Byrne says ‘we will relentlessly pursue those responsible. They have nothing to offer our community’.
“Our investigation is now underway and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened or could help with our enquiries to make contact with police on 101 quoting reference number 1831 of 22/02/23.
“Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”
Information, including photos, CCTV and dash-cam footage, can also be provided to police through the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk
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