Police in Northern Ireland have launched an attempted murder investigation after an off-duty officer was shot in County Tyrone.
Off-duty PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was shot multiple times at a sports complex between Omagh and Killyclogher shortly before 8 o’clock last night.
It is understood two masked gunmen attacked the officer as he coached an underage football team.
The victim was rushed to hospital in Derry by ambulance where his condition is described as critical but stable.
Three men aged 38, 45 and 47 have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Omagh and Coalisland.
They are being questioned in Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.
Assistant Chief Constable for Crime Department Mark McEwan described Mr Caldwell as "a highly respected senior investigating officer".
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, "There is no place in our society for those who seek to harm public servants protecting communities."
Gardaí say they are cooperating with the PSNI and have intensified patrolling along the border.
Main image: Picture of a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) logo badge in Belfast Northern Ireland.