Man shot at Derry wedding


Detectives Derry are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in the car park of licensed premises on Northland Road on Tuesday, September 2.

A man aged in his 30’s suffered an injury to his hand at around 8.30pm after a firearm was discharged following a function, understood to be a wedding, at the premises. He was taken to hospital for treatment and discharged a short time later.

Inspector Tony Moore said, “ Detectives are following a definite line of enquiry and are appealing for anyone who noticed a grey coloured Volkswagen Passat in the Northland Road area at the time of the incident to contact Strand Road on 101.”

A grey coloured Passat was stopped in Donegal by Garda officers a short time after the incident and one man was arrested.

Sinn Fein councillor Eric McGinley urged anyone with information to contact the PSNI

“This must have been a frightening experience for anyone caught up in this incident,” he said.

SDLP councillor John Boyle described the incident as ‘shocking’.

“It’s always very worrying when you hear about weapons being produced. Regardless of whether it’s at a wedding, on the street or in someone’s home, there is always the very real potential for death or serious injury.

“My thoughts are with the injured man and those who were present at the time,” he said.