A Derry councillor has claimed that shots were fired at a car in the city earlier today.

SDLP councillor John Boyle said the shots were fired at a parked car in Friel Close in Ballymagroarty around 1am.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Councillor Boyle said: "This was a reckless and thoughtless attack in a residential area.

“It seems to have been a very sinister attempt to intimidate those living in the area and somebody could have been very seriously hurt or worse in the attack.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area to waste no time in coming forward and assisting the police with their enquiries.”

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