GARDAI ARE today hunting a gang which fired shots during an attempted abduction of man in Strabane, County Tyrone.
It happened in the Meville Court area of the town at 9pm last night.
The man was walking in the area when he was approached by three men.
They tried to grab him and pull him into a white van but he ran off. A number of shots were fired at the man as he tried to escape.
The white van was later found on fire at Donneyloop in County Donegal.
A gun found in the van has been taken away for forensic examination by Garda technical officers.
Gardai said a number of follow up searches were also carried out.