Police investigate reports shots fired in Londonderry

Police are investigating reports that a number of shots were fired in the Brandywell area of the city.

Several witnesses said they saw a masked man in Iona Court shortly after 22:15 BST on Wednesday.

They say he discharged a substantial amount of rounds into the air before running off.

One local resident, who wished to remain anonymous said she was terrified.

"I heard a cracking sound and looked out the window," she said.

"There was a man firing a gun into the air. It was so loud. There were flashes with every bang. It is mostly older people who live around here and they were all petrified.

"After he ran off the neighbours all came out to their doors. Nobody knew what was going on. It scared the life out of everyone."