Two men shot in paramilitary style attacks in Londonderry
Two men were injured in separate paramilitary-style shootings in the Ballymagroarty area of Londonderry on Friday night.
The men, believed to be in their 30s were shot at O’Casey Court and Corrib Court shortly after 8pm.
Local residents say shots rang out from an alleyway at Corrib Court and from an embankment in O’Casey court.
The men were each believed to have been shot in one leg, with one man being shot in the hands.
They were both treated at the scene by paramedics and have been taken to Altnagelvin Hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Police are currently in attendance at the scene.
Police are currently at the scene of a shooting incident in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry/Londonderry this evening. There are no further details available at this time.— Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) February 1, 2019
Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan said the shootings would have been a frightening experience for the local community going about their business on a Friday night.
"Violence does nothing but lead to more victims and create more violence," the SDLP MLA said.
Mr Durkan said that "nothing can be achieved" by such violence.
Tonight I have spoken with senior PSNI officers who have confirmed that two men have been shot in Ballymagroarty this evening .— Gary Middleton MLA (@Gary_Middleton) February 1, 2019
The PSNI are responsible for law and order in our country. There can be no justification for guns or violence on our streets.
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