(BELFAST, N.I.) PSNI REPORT: A man in his 50s has been shot in the legs by masked men in the Waterside in Londonderry in the second such attack in the city within three days after previous violence across the capital that injured 14-officers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: The Police Service of Northern Ireland described the latest shooting as a “ruthless attack” ……Those who carry out these shootings have no regard for the trauma they are causing either to the victim or anyone in the vicinity of the attack,” it said:

Londonderry: Second man shot in legs in city this week: It happened at a house at Whitethorn Drive in Currynierin at about 23:00 BST on Thursday: Two men forced their way into the house before shooting the man a number of times in the legs & on Tuesday a man in his 20s was shot in what police said was a “paramilitary-style assault” in the Bogside.

14 minutes ago

A police officer outside the house in which the shooting happened
The shooting on Thursday night happened in the Currynierin area of the city

Derry’s Mayor Brian Tierney said his thoughts were with the injured man and his family after the “brutal” shooting on Thursday: “This isn’t something we want in any of our estates or any of our streets,” he said:

‘Shootings need to stop’

“It only instils fear and intimidates an entire community when people are running around acting as judge, jury and executioner.

“I wholeheartedly condemn the actions of anyone who decides it is a good idea to take the law into their own hands.”

It is the seventh shooting in Derry since the start of this year.

Mr Tierney, an SDLP councillor, said he would raise his concerns about the recent gun attacks with police on Friday:

Sinn Fein councillor Paul Fleming said the attacks “need to stop immediately”.

“There is no place for these type of incidents in our society and those behind them need to realise that and go away,” he said.

Detectives have asked anyone with information about the attacks to contact them.

Last Week on Saturday 10th April: 14 officers injured in latest Belfast disorder

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Police are investigating further disorder in Belfast last night: The disorder occurred in various parts of the city including Duncairn Gardens -Tigers Bay area, and North Queen Street: During the disorder, which started shortly after 5pm, petrol bombs and masonry, including roof tiles, were thrown at police. There was an attempt to hijack vehicles on Limestone Road and, on North Queen Street, a car was hijacked and set on fire and pushed towards police lines: Three male teenagers, all aged 14 years old, were arrested during the disorder and they have all been released pending further enquiries: As a result of the disorder on North Queen Street, 14 officers were injured bringing the total number of officers injured during recent disorder to 88.

Chief Inspector Darren Fox said: “These were disgraceful scenes, which lasted until approximately 1am, that unfolded on the streets of our city last night. This was reckless and dangerous criminal behaviour which resulted in a number of our officers sustaining injury. Thankfully, most of these injuries are not serious. However, a male officer was knocked unconscious and required hospital treatment. As you can imagine, none of our officers go out expecting to be attacked in this way: “ Again, we reiterate our message that this shameful and senseless behaviour is achieving nothing other than wrecking local communities. Residents in these areas, or indeed anywhere, do not want or deserve to experience the fear many of them will have felt in recent nights: “ I am appealing to all those with influence to help bring this violence to an end and, to parents, guardians and community leaders, we ask that you use your influence to ensure we do not see a repeat of such disorder: “ The community can be reassured we will continue to work to keep people safe, and an investigation is underway and evidence gathered will now be reviewed and those identified will face the full rigour of the law.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Apr.16: 2021:

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