THE firing of shots at a Derry interface is a reckless and highly concerning escalation of the violence which has taken place over recent nights, Sinn Féin’S Karen Mullan has said.
Sixteen petrol bombs and five paint bombs were also thrown in the vicinity of the city’s walls and at police on Tuesday night.
The police believe at least six shots were fired, striking the city’s walls and nearby trees.
There were no injuries but Chief Inspector Neil Beck said it was “a blatant bid to murder police officers”.
The Sinn Foyle MLA said: “The people of this city have already made it clear that they are completely opposed to the violence that has been taking place in the Bogside and Fountain areas this week.
“So for an armed group to seek to exploit and escalate that is disgraceful.
“Earlier this week, we had dissidents denying involvement in orchestrating the trouble but now we see shots being fired and people are rightly asking who else would be responsible for that?”
“This was a reckless and highly concerning escalation that endangered lives.
“It should be condemned by all and those responsible should get off the backs of this community.”Tags: