30/08/2016

Man Injured In Paramilitary Style Shooting In L'Derry

A 40-year-old man has been injured in a paramilitary style attack in Co L'Derry.

The incident happened at Culdaff Gardens at around 10.35pm on Monday, 29 August.

The victim was shot in both ankles, however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Four masked men are believed to have been involved in the shooting.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
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SDLP Derry Councillor John Boyle said: "There is a very small number who seek to gather support by posing as enforcers of their own perverted justice. It is their aim to drag us back to the past and they must be resisted.

"This kind of criminality has no place in modern society. The brutal nature of this attack is an indication of the barbaric mentality of those who carried it out. Anyone who has any information relating to this crime must contact the police immediately to ensure that they are taken off our streets.

"I express by deepest sympathies for the victim and his family who must be greatly distressed at this time."

(CD)

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