29 year-old man injured in punishment style shooting in Derry

GunA man has been injured in a punishment style attack in Derry.

The 29 year-old was shot four times in his right leg in the St Cecilia’s Walk area of Blighs Lane at 6pm Thursday evening.

He was rushed to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The incident has been widely condemned.

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue said “Tonight’s shooting at St Cecilia’s Walk has to be condemned. There can be absolutely no justification for this type of action. This must have been a very frightening experience for everyone caught up in this, especially as its reported that  a number of young children were in the vicinity at the time of the shooting."

SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said: “This is an horrific incident for which there can be no excuse. It is completely unacceptable and will be condemned by the whole community.

“As our city prepares for Christmas with what should be such a happy event in our Guildhall where thousands are gathered to welcome Santa and cheer the Mayor as she turns on the lights, it is terrible that the focus will also be on such human rights abusers in Creggan. Is this really the message we want to send out about our city?”