A 35 year old man's suffered potentially life changing injuries, after being shot in a paramilitary style attack in Derry-Londonderry.
It happened shortly after 6 o'clock last night, behind shops in the Creggan Estate, at Central Drive.
Three masked men were involved in the attack, which police have described as "vicious and sickening".
The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound to his lower leg.
A 42 year old man's been arrested and is being questioned at Musgrave Police Station's Serious Crime Suite.
Detective Inspector Michael Winters said:
“A 35 year old man was admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to his lower leg after he was reported to have been shot shortly after 6pm to the rear of shops in the area of Central Drive. It was reported that three masked men were involved in what was a vicious and sickening attack which has left this man with a serious and potentially life changing injury.
“There is absolutely no justification for this attack we must all work together to bring those responsible to justice and to stop this from happening to anyone else. The people behind this attack should be seen for what they are, hypocritical thugs trying to exert coercive control over communities by creating a climate of fear.
“If you saw anything or know anything about this incident which could assist us with our investigation I would ask that you contact detectives in Strand Road on 101 quoting reference 1110 08/02/19. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
Police at the scene of tonight’s shooting in Creggan #Derry. A 35-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the leg in an alleyway between Creggan Shops on Central Drive. Police say the victim has ‘potentially life changing injuries’ pic.twitter.com/0n9KZOg71Y— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) 8 February 2019