Derry shooting: 29-year-old man shot in the leg

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A man has been shot in a paramilitary style shooting in Derry this evening.

Police are now appealing for information following a paramilitary style shooting in the Cecilias Walk, Blighs Lane area.

A statement from the PSNI said: “At approximately 6pm on this evening, Thursday, November 20, police received a report that a 29-year old-man had received gunshot wounds to his right leg. He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.”

SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey condemned the shooting, in which it is believed the victim may have been shot four times, as a human rights abuse.

“This is an horrific incident for which there can be no excuse. It is completely unacceptable and will be condemned by the whole community.

“As our city prepares for Christmas with what should be such a happy event in our Guildhall where thousands are gathered to welcome Santa and cheer the Mayor as she turns on the lights, it is terrible that the focus will also be on such human rights abusers in Creggan. Is this really the message we want to send out about our city?”

Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said: “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact Police at Foyle on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”