Londonderry attack: Man injured in 'horrific' shooting

Image source, PSNI
Image caption, The victim's bloody trainer at the scene of the shooting

A 41-year-old man has been shot in the ankle in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry.

It happened in the Creggan area of the city at about 19:45 GMT on Thursday.

The man was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital for treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The police described the shooting - the third in the city in the past month - as a "brutal and horrific attack".

Ch Insp Ivor Morton said: "This was a particularly horrific attack in our city and yet another example of how these criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.

"The 41-year-old victim sustained a serious gunshot wound to his right ankle after he was shot, we believe, in the vicinity of Creggan shops.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything in the area around 19:45 last night."

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