POLICE IN Northern Ireland are appealing for information after a man was shot in a suspected paramilitary assault.
The man was shot in the leg in the Creggan Heights area of Derry just before 7:45pm this past Friday, January 8th.
He was subsequently taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
While the injuries sustained are not thought to be life-threatening, they may prove life-changing.
The fire brigade was also called to the scene of the incident after a vehicle was set ablaze.
The PSNI have now launched a formal investigation and are calling for anyone with information relating to the shooting to come forward urgently.
Detective sergeant Gavin McLaughlin said: “We have launched an investigation and while keeping an open mind, this barbaric shooting in a residential area bears all the hallmarks of a paramilitary style assault.
“Those responsible for this criminal act do not represent the interests of this community, nor do they contribute anything to it.
“They do it to try and exert influence, or gain control of those they claim to represent.
“I am appealing for anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1634 8/01/21, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”