Three men arrested in connection with a shooting incident remain in custody

Three men arrested in connection with a shooting incident, which left a 24-year-old seriously injured, remain in custody this evening in Antrim Serious Crime Suite.

A man was shot in both knees outside his flat in Lisnafin Park on Monday night.

Two 23-year-old men where arrested in the Carlton Drive and Ballycolman areas the following evening. A man believed to be in his 40s was arrested later on that night in the town.

The three men have been in custody since Tuesday night, it's understood the PSNI are going to apply for an extension, so the men can be held for further questioning.

An area of Lisnafin Park was cordoned off on Tuesday night and throughout the day on Wednesday near Riversdale Leisure Centre, while police examined an abandoned car.

It was reported to police that a suspicious looking vehicle lay empty in a street not too far away from where Monday nights shooting took place.

An alley in Lisnafin Park leading to The Old Trust area was also cordoned off as forensic teams searched the area.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old victim of Monday nights shooting remains in hospital, although is condition is said to have improved.