Shooting of man in Bogside condemned

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.

A man's been shot in the Bogside, according to Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan, who has condemned those responsible.

Ms. Mullan spoke out after the shooting in Lisfannon Park on Tuesday.

She said:"The shooting of this man is wrong and I condemn it.

“The people of Bogside do not want these actions taking place on their streets.

“Its clear those responsible have nothing to offer society and are at war with the community.

"There can be no justification for such actions and I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to bring it forward to the police.”