DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following a paramilitary style shooting on Madams Bank Road in Derry last night, Sunday, November 12.
Police say that shortly after 8 pm as the victim, a 44 year old man, was walking along Madams Bank Road with a friend he was approached by a number of males who forced him into a tunnel and shot him once in the leg.
His friend was not injured during the incident.
The males made off along Madams Bank Road in the direction of Carranbane Walk.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.
Whilst these injuries are not life threatening, this was a brutal and horrific attack.
It is yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence.
Detective Sergeant Reid said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Strand Road on 101, quoting reference 1298 12/11/17.
“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.Tags: