Father tells how he witnesses the shooting of his son in Derry

A Derry father has told of his horror as he witnessed his 20-year-old son being shot in Derry this week.

Kieran McFadden's son, also Kieran, was shot in the leg in the Bogside on Wednesday night.

A cousin was shot in both legs.

The group Republican Action Against Drugs carried out the attack.

Mr McFadden said the shooting happened as the result of "a drunken brawl".

Mr McFadden said he went as a father to speak to everyone he could so that his son would not be shot.

He even took his son to meet the gunmen.

And he was forced to watch as his son was shot.

The father said his son did nothing wrong, and he said if he did get in a fight, the shooting was not justified.

The gun attack happened at Gartan Square in the Bogside, Derry, at about 11pm on Wednesday.

The two men were taken to hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The two young men's uncle yesterday hit out at RAAD on Highland Radio, calling them bullies.