Man shot in the ankle in Derry overnight

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a paramilitary style shooting in Derry last night.

At around 7.45pm it was reported that a 41 year old man had been shot in the ankle close to Creggan shops. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.

In a statement, Detective Sergeant Reid said: “Whilst these injuries are not life threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack. It is yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.

Local Cllr. Kevin Campbell: