Drew Thompson condemns ‘criminal gang’ behind Bogside shooting

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th August 2017
Picture by Lorcan Doherty /PressEye.com
A man has been shot four times by a gang of masked men in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry.

The shooting happened in Lisfannon Park in the Bogside after 21:30 BST on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old man was taken to hospital with wounds to his legs and abdomen. His injuries are non-life threatening.

Police have described the attack by four men as "brutal and horrific" and have appealed for information.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th August 2017 Picture by Lorcan Doherty /PressEye.com A man has been shot four times by a gang of masked men in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry. The shooting happened in Lisfannon Park in the Bogside after 21:30 BST on Tuesday. The 33-year-old man was taken to hospital with wounds to his legs and abdomen. His injuries are non-life threatening. Police have described the attack by four men as "brutal and horrific" and have appealed for information.

The Chair of the Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Alderman Drew Thompson, has condemned last night’s shooting of a man in the Bogside area of the city.

Speaking after the incident Alderman Thompson stated: “These attacks and assaults should be rightly condemned by all members of our community.

“The attack on this man cannot and should not be justified.

“The criminal gang that carried out the shooting have no concern for people living in the area and no matter what rationale is put forward this type of assault has no place in our society.”