Second shooting in Creggan this week

Sat, 09/01/2021 - 00:46 -- Editor

Both the SDLP and Sinn Féin have condemned the shooting of a man in the leg in Creggan, the second such shooting this week.

Following the shooting, which took place at 7.45pm, police said the man's injuries "are not believed to be life threatening, but may be life changing."

MP for Foyle Colum Eastwood said: “Tonight’s shooting in Creggan marks the second attack on the community since Wednesday night.”

“Yesterday we heard the pleas of people of Creggan to those responsible to put a stop to this violence. The people of Derry do not want this in our community.

“Those responsible must stop terrorizing our community immediately.”

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has also condemned the shooting, saying: “I condemn the shooting of a man in the Creggan Heights area tonight. 

“There is no place for guns or this type of activity on our streets.

“This is the second shooting this week and at a time when our hospitals are under severe pressure and people are dying as a result of the pandemic, it's the last thing that the people of Derry want to see. Anyone with information on this attack should bring it forward to the police.