Man shot in Creggan ‘critical’

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A man remains in a critical condition today after being shot in the leg in a punishment style attack in Derry.

The man, who is in his 20s, was taken from the scene of the shooting at Magowan Park in Creggan to Altnagelvin Hospital last night, and has since been transferred to the Royal Victoria in Belfast.

Police have confirmed the man received two gunshot wounds to his right leg.

The attack was today condemned by Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell.

The Creggan Councillor area said: “The people of this city do not want these actions taking place on our streets and those behind them need to stop.

“I would urge anyone with any information to bring it forward to the PSNI straight away.”

Part of the estate in Creggan was today still cordoned off, with forensic examinations expected to continue this morning.

Detectives in Derry meanwhile have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Magowan Park in Derry last night, Monday 18 April.

“Shortly before 9pm it was reported that a man had been shot in the leg. He was taken to hospital for treatment for two gunshot wounds to his right leg. His condition is described as critical.”

Inspector Alison Ferguson has appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Strand Road on 101. The police said that information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.