Two men shot in Creggan

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 20:26 -- Editor

Two men have been shot in Creggan this evening.

The incident happened in the Highpark area shortly after 7pm. It is believed both men were shot in the leg.

Police at Strand Road are appealing for anyone who has information about the incident to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

 SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has reacted angrily to news of the shootings.

Mr Ramsey said: “I am completely appalled at the news tonight that two young people have been shot in the legs in the Creggan area of the City.  Those who carried out this attack had no regard for the people living in the High Park area of Creggan who have been clear in their opposition to such vigilante actions.  The disruption caused tonight to people in the area and the hurt caused to the families of those injured are the only outcomes of this mindless action and it must be condemned by all sections of the community.

"Anyone with any information should contact the PSNI without delay - we must put an end to this vigilantism in our community."