Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill has condemned the shooting of a senior police officer in Northern Ireland.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, the party’s deputy leader said “we stand united in condemnation” of the attack on Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell.

The detective was shot multiple times in front of young people he had been coaching at a sports centre just before 8pm on Wednesday, in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

Police say the dissident republican group, the New IRA, is the “primary focus” of the force’s investigation.

Four people have so far been arrested as part of an attempted murder investigation by officers from Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI).

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