30/09/2004

Gun and ammunition find linked to shooting

A man who was found with a bullet wound to his head in Co Londonderry on Wednesday has been named.

Darren Thompson, 22, from Harkness Gardens in the Waterside, was found lying at the roadside in Woodburn Park.

One woman has been arrested after gun, ammunition and two pipe bombs were discovered during the search of a house in the loyalist Lincoln Courts estate which is being linked to the attack.

Four men are also helping officers with their enquiries in what they have described as a “brutal” shooting.

Mr Thompson is being treated at Altnagelvin Hospital where he is said to be in a "critical" condition.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about any suspicious activity in the area in recent days to contact 028 7136 7337 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

(MB/GMCG)

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