24/11/2015

Man Shot In Both Legs In L'Derry

A man has been shot in both legs in L'Derry.

The incident happened in the Brandywell Road area just before 11pm on Monday.

The 23-year-old victim was shot in the living room of the property and is currently being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

Chief inspector Tony Callaghan said: "Early indications are that this man has sustained particularly severe wounds with potentially life-changing injuries.
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"This was not what some people call a kneecapping. This young man has sustained gunshot wounds to his femurs.

"There can be little doubt that these injuries could have killed. There have been other incidents in which fatalities have occurred in similar circumstances."

The gunmen are believed to have made their way on foot.

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell condemned the attack.

He said: "The people of this city do not want these actions taking place on our streets and those behind them need to stop.

"I would urge anyone with any information to bring it forward to the PSNI straight away."

(CD)

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