Northern Ireland

Londonderry man shot four times by gang

One of the bullets used in the Londonderry attack, 9 August 2017 Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police have released a picture of a bullet used in the attack, which they described as 'brutal and horrific'

A man has been shot four times by a gang of four masked men in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry.

The shooting happened in Lisfannon Park in the Bogside after 21:30 BST on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old man was treated for wounds to his legs and abdomen. His injuries are non-life threatening.

Police have released a picture of a bullet used in the attack, which they described as "brutal and horrific".

Supt Gordon McCalmont said: "We would really like to hear from anyone who was on Westland Street from around 21:20 last night and saw a white Kia Sportage parked in the area."

Image caption Police cordoned off part of Lisfannon Park on Tuesday night

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan condemned the shooting and said Bogside residents "do not want these actions taking place on their streets".

"It's clear those responsible have nothing to offer society and are at war with the community," she said.

"There can be no justification for such actions and I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to bring it forward to the police."