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.”
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers — and consequently the revenue we receive — we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.
Subscribe to newsletter.co.uk and enjoy unlimited access to the best Northern Ireland and UK news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.
Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.