Man shot in both legs in Derry/Londonderry

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A man in his fifties has been shot a number of times in both legs at a house in Derry-Londonderry.

It happened at a house in the Whitethorn Drive area just before 11pm last night.

The victim of the attack is receiving treatment for his wounds in hospital.

The PSNI said in a statement:
Shortly before 11pm, it was reported that two men forced their way inside a house in Whitethorn Drive and shot a man in his 50s a number of times in his legs. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Galbraith said: “This was a ruthless attack that should be of concern to everyone in the community and I would appeal for anyone with information about who is involved to come forward. Those who carry out these shootings have no regard for the trauma they are causing either to the victim or anyone in the vicinity of the attack.

An investigation is underway and anyone with any information which could assist with police enquiries is asked to contact officers at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 2083 15/04/21.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111".

 A man has been shot a number of times in both legs at a house in Derry-Londonderry.


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