Men are shot in the legs in Londonderry

Two men have been shot in the legs in Londonderry.

By Staff Reporter
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 10:06 am
Updated Sunday, 7th February 2021, 10:23 am

The men, one aged in his 40s and one in his 30s, were taken to hospital after the shooting in the Rinmore Drive area of the city on Saturday evening.

PSNI Chief Superintendent Jones said: “This reckless, brutal shooting incident has not only caused great distress to the local community, but has now added two casualties to hospital and created further stress to our local health services who are dealing with the current health pandemic.”

He appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Foyle MP Colum Eastwood condemned the attack.

He tweeted: “Utterly depressing that we’ve had a double shooting in Derry tonight. Our hospital has enough to deal with at this time. We don’t want the law of the jungle in our city. Get off our backs.”

Sinn Féin MLA for Foyle Karen Mullan said: “The shooting of two people in Creggan tonight is wrong and I condemn it.

“There is no place for guns or this type of activity on our streets.

“This is the fourth shooting since Christmas. We are in the middle of a pandemic, our health service is already stretched to the limit. This is the last thing people of this city want to see.

“Anyone with information on what happened should bring it forward to the PSNI.”

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