Man (20) arrested in connection with 'vicious' Derry shooting

The man was arrested in Derry on Tuesday.
The man was arrested in Derry on Tuesday.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating a shooting incident in Derry arrested a 20 year-old man in the city on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred in the Central Drive area of Derry on Monday March 27, 2017.

The 20 year-old man was arrested in Meenan Square.

The man was taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast for questioning and was later released unconditionally.

Detective Inspector Andy Workman said: “This planned arrest operation was part of our continuing efforts to investigate the attack on a 23-year-old man in March. It was a vicious incident in which he was shot in the leg.

“The person or people responsible need to be brought to justice. Since the shooting detectives have carried out a number of searches and made a total of 11 arrests.

“I would appeal to anyone with information to contact detectives at Serious Crime Branch on 101, quoting reference number 1169 of 27/03/17. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity by telephoning 0800 555 111.”