Londonderry: Teenager shot in the leg in Currynierin

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A teenager has been taken to hospital after being shot in the leg in Londonderry on Saturday.

The shooting happened in an alleyway at Milldale Crescent in Currynierin at about 21:00 GMT.

Police said the 18-year-old victim had been taken to hospital and his injuries were not life-threatening.

Det Sgt Richard Donnell said enquiries were ongoing and urged anyone with information about the "callous attack" to contact police.

"These type of attacks are simply unacceptable and there can never be any justification for them. Carrying out attacks like this during a global health pandemic is particularly repugnant," he said.

"We know the majority of people are working hard to keep their community safe and to protect the NHS, yet these violent criminals are endangering lives and increasing pressures on our emergency services and frontline workers."

Sinn Féin councillor Paul Fleming condemned the shooting.

"There is no place for guns on our streets and those responsible should get off the backs of the community," he said.

"Anyone with information on what happened should bring it forward to police."

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