Man sustains 'serious and potentially life-changing' injury in Derry shooting

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A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in Derry this evening - the third such incident in the city in a week. In the latest incident, a 35-year-old man was wounded in the lower left leg after being shot by three masked men to the rear of shops (pictured) on Creggan's Central Drive shortly after 6.00pm. His injury, not thought to be life-threatening, has been described by police as "serious and potentially life-changing." Appealing for information, Detective Inspector Michael Winters said: "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." DI Winters concluded: "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.” It is the third such shooting incident in Derry in the past week - last Friday night two men were injured in separate shootings incidents in the Ballymagroarty area of the city.

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