RAAD claims gun attacks

The house where a local man was shot during a so called punishment shooting near the town of St Johnston, Co Donegal.  (0405JB06)
The house where a local man was shot during a so called punishment shooting near the town of St Johnston, Co Donegal. (0405JB06)

Vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs have claimed responsibility for two gun attacks in the north west in the last week.

The group said it was responsible for shooting a man at his home in St Johnston on Tuesday evening.

The 39 year old man, originally from Derry, was shot in the arms and legs at his home at Legnastraw in the village.

RAAD also said it was responsible for shooting 18 year-old Phil O’Donnell in an alleyway in Creggan last Thursday night.

A public rally was held in Guildhall Square in response to the shooting, and a death threat issued against local businessman, Ray Coyle. In response, the vigilante group said it will not be dettered by public rallies. “No amount of protests will stop RAAD operations,” the group said.

Read more in tomorrow’s Derry Journal