Man shot in Derry paramilitary attack

Published Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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A 32-year-old man has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry's Waterside.

The incident happened in the Lincoln Court area at around 11.30pm on Tuesday.

The man was taken to hospital for his injuries which police described as not life-threatening.

Loyalist paramilitaries are being blamed locally for carrying out the gun attack.

Willie Hay, DUP MLA for Foyle, said the man, who is from the area, was asked to go to the children's playpark at Rossdowney.

"There he was shot in both legs.

"One had to condemn it and quite obviously, this was a well planned shooting."

Police have appealed for information and can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101.

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fed up with this in needs to end! wrote (89 days ago):
re: North Belfast, I live in a loyalist area in belfast and I can assure you that its not as easy as just "growing a set". These scum have beaten, intimidated and shot there own community for decades. Speak out and you and your whole family are in for the same, if not worse! Its like Nazi Germany. No right minded person in my area, and I'm sure Londonderry, support these scum! The police have alot to answer for. They know every guy in charge of each cell of these "soldiers", why are the ringleaders not charged with directing terrorism? PSNI need to dismantle these mobsters NOW!
North belfast in North belfast wrote (90 days ago):
Growing up where i did everyone knew who carried out punishment attacks so im sure its the same in (london) derry.. If my child was shot i would hand over all their names or take it into my own hands!. People of the area this is happening in needs to grow a set and start to name them..
norman.d in bangor wrote (90 days ago):
These people are judge and jury and carry out their punishment on people and have support in the communities that glorify these paramilitaries by putting up murals and naming parks after them this is the society the troubles has created
lucylou in belfast wrote (90 days ago):
The perpetrators of this type of criminal activity if caught really must hurt at the consequences in the form of a long long prison sentence.
see it as it is in fron space looking in wrote (90 days ago):
tell it as it is shot by drug dealers
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