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Man shot in ankles was 'paramilitary' victim

Brian Hutton

Published 15/05/2016

Yeats Court in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry where a man was shot in both ankles in the early hours of Sunday morning. Picture Martin McKeown
Yeats Court in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry where a man was shot in both ankles in the early hours of Sunday morning. Picture Martin McKeown

Police have said that a Londonderry man shot in both ankles was a victim of paramilitaries.

A man has been shot in the ankles in the most recent in a spate of shootings in Northern Ireland.

The 30-year-old is recovering in hospital after the shooting at Ballymagroarty, Londonderry, at around 3.35am on Sunday.

The area is predominantly nationalist or republican.

Police said they are treating the Derry attack as a paramilitary-style shooting.

The man, whose age and name have not been given, is receiving treatment in hospital for the gunshot wounds.

The incident in Derry is one of a number of shootings in Northern Ireland in recent days, including the murder of takeaway delivery driver Dan Murray, a 55-year-old father-of-six, in west Belfast on Monday night.

The killing was the fourth gun attack in the city in four days.

PSNI Inspector Gregory Smith appealed for witnesses or anyone with information on the Ballymagroarty shooting to come forward.

They are urged to contact officers at Strand Road police station by calling 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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