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Gun attack Man shot in 'paramilitary style' attack in Creggan, Derry

The incident happened at around 7:30 PM last night, when a man in his 30s was shot in the leg.

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A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Belfast.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Belfast.

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A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Belfast.

A man has been shot in a "barbaric" attack in the Creggan area of Derry in a suspected paramilitary assault.

The incident happened at around 7:30 PM last night, when a man in his 30s was shot in the leg.

After the shooting he was taken to hospital for treatment.

Detective Sgt Burns said: "Enquiries are continuing and at this stage, we are treating this shooting incident as a paramilitary style assault.

"Those responsible for this barbaric act do not represent the interests of this community, nor do they contribute anything to it. They do it to try and exert influence or gain control of those they claim to represent."

Gary Middleton, DUP MLA for Foyle, said he condemned the "disgraceful behaviour".

He added: "There is no place for this violence in our society. I would urge anyone with information to bring it forward to the PSNI."

The police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 1498 06/01/21.

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