Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested after second Derry shooting in a week

By Eamonn MacDermott

A man has been taken to hospital in Londonderry after a paramilitary attack — the second such shooting in three days in the city.

The shooting of the 48-year-old happened in the Glenowen Park area of Derry  at 9pm quite close to the Creggan estate, where the previous attack occurred.

Police have appealed for information.

It is the second such incident in the city within days.

On Monday night a 23-year-old man was attacked in a bookmakers shop in the Central Drive area of Creggan.

He was pushed to the ground and shot in one leg by masked men.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Thursday in connection with Monday night's attack.

Meanwhile, police and Army bomb disposal officers attended a security situation last night in the Carrickfergus estate where prominent loyalist Geordie Gilmore was killed on March 13.

No further details were available last night.

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