A man in his 20s was shot in the leg by masked men in the victim’s home in Mimosa Court in the Gobnascale area at the city around 10.50 pm on Friday, August 30
The police said three masked men entered the house, armed with a gun and a hammer.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening, the PSNI added.
A woman who was also in the house at the time was unharmed.
It was the third paramilitary attack in two days in Derry, and the second shooting.
Said Cllr McLaughlin: “This attack last night, the third in our our city in recent days, is deeply worrying.
“Masked men forcing entry to a home late at night with hammers would have been distressing in it’s own right but I am appalled that a gun was also used.
“This type of violence will be rejected by the local community and I would ask that everyone assist the PSNI with their investigations.
“I hope the victim can recover physically and mentally from this ordeal.”
Det Insp Peter McKenna said the gunman tried to fire a number of shots but it was reported that the gun had jammed and the suspects then fled.
“This was a savage and brutal attack on a young man in his home, carried out by faceless cowards,” said Det Insp McKenna.
“Nothing gives these people the right to violate the human rights of others, and their actions should be condemned by all.”
He added that it was the third paramilitary-style attack in Derry within a 48-hour period but that police do not believe the attacks are linked.
“I want to reassure the community we are investigating each of these attacks thoroughly and would call on anyone who has information, which can help us indentify those involved, to pick up the phone and tell us what you think you know.”
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact detectives at Strand Road CID on the 101 number.
Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111.