Northern Ireland

Man arrested in Derry following attempted murder shooting

Shots were fired at a house in the Ardmore area of Derry on January 6.

Police are investigating the shooting
Police are investigating the shooting (Niall Carson/PA)

A man has been arrested in an attempted murder investigation after shots were fired at a house in Derry earlier this year.

Three shots were fired at a house in the Ardmore area on January 6, narrowly missing a man who was inside the property at the time, according to police.

Police said a 60-year-old man was arrested in the Derry area on Thursday morning as part of the investigation.

A police spokesperson made a fresh appeal for information about the incident at a house on Ardkill Road.

“On the evening of Saturday January 6, police received a report that three shots had been fired through a window of a house at around 9.15pm, narrowly missing a male who was in the house at the time,” they said.

“Three other people were also inside the house at the time of the incident. Fortunately, no-one was physically injured, however, this terrifying incident has left all those impacted extremely distressed.

“I am again appealing to anyone who was in the Ardmore area at around the time of the shooting and saw anything suspicious, or has information, to get in touch with us.

“Our appeal also extends to anyone who has dashcam or doorbell footage.”

The number to call with information is 101, quoting reference 1536 06/01/24 or make a report online via or Crimestoppers which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.