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Gang shoots teenage boy in legs

police car

A teenager has been shot in both legs in a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry's Waterside area.

Up to five men forced their way into a house at Virginia Court in Gobnascale estate at about 2200 BST on Saturday.

Two of them confronted the 17-year-old boy in an upstairs bedroom and shot him twice before making their escape in a waiting car.

Dissident republicans have been blamed for more than a dozen similar attacks in the city over the past year.

An attack on a 27-year-old man in the Brandywell area earlier this month was claimed by a group calling itself Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD).

One of the police officers who went to the scene of the shooting was knocked unconscious after he was hit on the head with a lump of concrete.

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