Belfast Telegraph

Monday 14 July 2014

Man escapes gun attack on house

Police are investigating after shots were fired at a man in a house in Londonderry

A man in his 20s escaped injury after a gun attack at a house in Londonderry.

Several shots were fired through the front door and upstairs window of the property in Drunnard Park in the Hazelbank area of the city at about 10.30pm on Monday.

SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey condemned the shooting.

"The victims are distressed and shocked that this happened," he said.

"On the day the entire island of Ireland is looking at Derry and reflecting in the glow of Lonely Planet stating that Derry is the fourth best city in the world to visit in 2013, we have people hell-bent on disrupting that positive image.

"These people need to step aside and let us get on with making that positive contribution. I urge anybody to pass whatever information they know about this to the police. Derry cannot afford to have people running around with guns and firing them into people's homes."

The PSNI is appealing for witnesses.

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