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Police pictures show bullet shot into Derry victim's body in paramilitary-style attack

New police pictures from the scene of the shooting. Credit: PSNI

Police have released two new images from the scene of a paramilitary-style shooting in Londonderry.

A 33-year-old man was shot in the legs and abdomen by a masked gang in the Lisfannon Park area of the city on Tuesday evening.

It’s understood young girls witnessed the paramilitary-style attack and have been left in a distressed state.

Police have described the shooting as “brutal and horrific”.

As part of a fresh appeal for information they have released new images, including a close-up of one of the bullets that were shot into his body.

Police have released two new images from the scene of a shooting in Londonderry. Credit: PSNI

They said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening but “the impact this will have on this man and his family cannot be underestimated”.

Detectives are now seeking information on the movements of his car.

Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “These images show the aftermath of the attack on this young man including a close-up of one of the bullets that was shot into his body.

“While his injuries have been described as non-life threatening the impact this will have on this man and his family cannot be underestimated.

“Our enquiries are still at an early stage however we do have a specific appeal to make around the movements of the victim’s car.

“We would really like to hear from anyone who was on Westland Street from around 9.20pm last night and saw a white Kia Sportage parked in the area.

“Did you see anyone approach the vehicle or notice anything suspicious that could help with our investigation?”

“Anyone with information can contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1346 08/08/17. Alternatively the Crimestoppers charity can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”