Belfast Telegraph

Man shot in the leg in Londonderry

A man has been shot in the leg in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry.

It happened shortly before 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon in the Aileach Road area of the city.

The victim was reportedly shot by a second man, who made off on foot carrying what police suspect was a handgun.

The injured man was able to walk to a nearby church where he contacted police.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: "We believe this was a paramilitary-style shooting and although the man's injuries are not life-threatening, this was a brutal attack and yet another example of how criminal groups seek to control communities through fear and violence."

He appealed for anyone with information to contact police at Strand Road.

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