Shot man crawled 500yds

GALLIAGH SHOOTING. . . .The scene at Moss Road, Galliagh as PSNI officers cordoned off an area adjacent to St. Paul's Primary School after a male was shot. DER4814MC051
GALLIAGH SHOOTING. . . .The scene at Moss Road, Galliagh as PSNI officers cordoned off an area adjacent to St. Paul's Primary School after a male was shot. DER4814MC051

The man who was shot in the right leg in Galliagh on Thursday evening is thought to have crawled 500 yards before he was able to raise the alarm and contact the emergency services.

SDLP councillor Brian Tierney was one of the first to arrive at the scene in the Bracken Park area and said witnesses told him the man crawled 500 yards to a local shop where he was able to ask someone to call him an ambulance.

The man, who is in twenties, was shot three times in the right leg at approximately 8:30pm.

“This is a completely unacceptable attack that has distributed the residents in the area. The shooting was done in full view of other young people who are terrified. I absolutely condemn this attack,” said Colr. Tierney.

Local Sinn Fein councillor, Elisha McCallion, has called on those behind the shooting of the man to stop immediately.

Colr. McCallion told the Sunday Journal she had spoken to residents in the area and they expressed shock at what happened.

“The people of the area do not want these actions taking place on our streets and those behind them need to stop,” she said.

Police in Derry are appealing for information following the shooting.

At approximately 8.30pm a man in his 20s was shot in the right leg by two other males. He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injury which is not believed to be life threatening.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact CID at Strand Road Police Station 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.