Page last updated at 22:56 GMT, Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Man injured in Derry shop gun attack

Scene of Derry shooting
The man was shot in a shop in Waterloo Place

A man has been seriously injured in a shooting in Londonderry.

At about 1730 GMT, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet entered a shop at Waterloo Place in the city and shot the victim several times in the lower body.

The man, who is in his 50s, was taken to hospital.

His condition has been described as serious, but his wounds are not thought to be life-threatening. The gunman escaped on a motorbike.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack or saw one or two men on a motorbike in the area to contact them.

Foyle MP Mark Durkan described the attack as terrible.

"The whole community in our city rejects this act of barbarism," he said.

"Our resolve to reject violent attacks remains unaltered; our message to those responsible remains unchanged - you have no support and you are not welcome."

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