Man shot and police attacked in Derry/Londonderry

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A man has been taken to hospital after being shot in Derry/Londonderry. 

The victim, aged in his 20s, responded to banging on the front door of his flat on Meenan Drive at around 10.30pm last night. 

He was then confronted by up to four masked men who forced their way inside and shot him in both legs. 

When officers responded they came under attack from a small crowd which threw a firework and a number of petrol bombs.  

Detective Inspector Hughes said: "This violent shooting attack can only be described as completely reckless. 

"The fact those responsible thought it was acceptable to shoot in a built-up area shows the contempt they have for people in the community. The bullets could have strayed at any moment and hit someone passing by, or struck another property.

“It is utterly appalling.  

"We are continuing with our enquiries, and working to establish a motive for this attack. Anyone who can help us identify those responsible is asked to call our detectives at Strand Road on 101, quoting reference 1976 of 13/04/21."
 

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