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Man shot in both ankles by masked gang in Derry

By Claire Williamson

Published 30/08/2016

Police are appealing for information.
Police are appealing for information.

A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in both ankles by a masked gang in Londonderry.

It happened in the Culdaff Gardens area of on Monday August 29.

At approximately 10.35pm, police received a report that a 40-year-old man had been shot in both ankles in the area.

It is believed that four masked men were involved in the shooting. The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Chief Inspector Gordon McCalmont said: "I would ask anyone with any information about this shooting to contact detectives at Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1403 of 29/08/16.

"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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