Man shot in legs and arm in paramilitary-style shooting


A man in his 40s has been shot in the legs and arm in a paramilitary-style assault in Londonderry.

The shooting happened at 10.15pm on Monday [April 7] in the Lisfannon area of the city.

The man was in the front room of a house in the area at the time.

He was taken to hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

SDLP Councillor Sean Carr has condemned those behind a gun attack in the Bogside and said people in the area are “very angry” at what happened.

He said those responsible “do not represent the Bogside community”.

“From what I understand a number of masked men entered the house and shot the man when he was lying on the sofa,” he said. “I understand there were other people in the house at the time.”

“Last night, people I spoke to in the area were very angry at what had happened on their doorstep. They say those who carried out this attack are not acting in their name, nor do they represent the Bogside or Derry.

“The message from the people of the Bogside to the gunmen is ‘get off our backs’. Whatever perceived accusations there may be against the victim of this horrific shooting, this type of madness cannot be justified, and I urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI immediately.”

Anyone with any information about this assault is asked to contact CID in Strand Road Police Station on the new non-emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly said: “There is no place for guns on the streets of our city .This is the third incident in recent weeks “The community does not want this and the people behind them need to stop.”