Man shot in ‘brutal attack’ in Derry

The Creggan Shops, Central Drive.
The Creggan Shops, Central Drive.

A man in his 40s was shot last night in a paramilitary style attack in Derry last night, detectives have confirmed.

Police this morning are appealing for witnesses following the shooting in Creggan.

Police said that at around 7.45pm it was reported that a 41-year-old man had been shot in the ankle close to Creggan shops.

The man was taken from the scene to hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Reid said: “Whilst these injuries are not life threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack.

“It is yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 1190 of 07/12/17.

“We are particularly keen to speak with anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area of Creggan shops or Westway.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”