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Police say a man has been shot in Derry tonight

Victim said to be in his late teens

A teenager has been shot tonight at Milldale Crescent in the Curryneirin area of Derry.

Police received a report shortly after 9pm that a male in his late teens had been shot in the leg at an alleyway in the area.

He has now been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

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.” 

An investigation into the shooting is underway and officers would ask anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation to call officers at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 2092 27/02/21, or to submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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