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27/09/2021

Police say gang of ten men wearing balaclavas carrying baseball bats and gun responsible for shooting incident in Derry last night

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a report that a shot had been fired in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry last night, Monday 2 July. Chief Inspector Paul McCracken said: “Just before midnight, it was reported that a group of approximately 10 men wearing balaclavas were seen in the area. "Some of them were carrying bats and one had a firearm. "A shot was then fired at a blue Transit van that was parked on the road in a residential area. It was also damaged with some kind of blunt instrument. “A second, white Transit van and a grey Vauxhall Cavalier car that were parked in the drive of a house were also badly damaged. "The windscreens and a number of windows in both vehicles were smashed in the incident. Two men, two women and a two-year-old child who were in the property at the time were not injured. “We believe that the males involved then left the area on foot. I would ask anyone who saw what happened or has information about these incidents to get in touch with us on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1738 of 2/7/18. “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.”

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