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Condemnation after man shot in both ankles in Derry

The PSNI are investigating the shooting
Paul Ainsworth

A DERRY councillor has said there is "no appetite in the community" for paramilitary-style shootings after a man was shot in the legs in the city's Creggan area.

The shooting occurred at around 10.30pm on Tuesday at Rinmore Drive, and the man, aged in his thirties, was shot in each ankle and once in the thigh.

PSNI Inspector Sam Shearer said the victim was taken to hospital for treatment, adding "we are appealing for witnesses and information".

Sinn Féin councillor Kevin Campbell warned that the outcome could have been much worse for the victim.

"When you take someone into a back alley and shoot them like this, there's the possibility that person might not make it out alive again, as we have previously seen in Belfast," he said, referring to Michael McGibbon, who died in April after being shot in the legs three times in the Ardoyne area.

"There is no appetite in the community here for this type of callous attack on a person, and I condemn it outright."

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