Detectives from Strand Road, Derry / Londonderry, are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in the city last night, Saturday, 11th February.

A man, aged in his forties, was shot in the lower leg shortly after 10.20pm in the Skeoge Road area. 

The victim is reported to have been approached from behind before he was shot once.  He was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injury. 

Detective Inspector Finlay said: "Our investigation is at an early stage and we are specifically appealing for anyone who was in the area between 10.00pm and 10.30pm who may have seen anything suspicious to get in touch.

“We're also keen to hear from drivers with dashcam who were in the area at this time.

"The injuries inflicted on the victim are a stark violation of his basic human rights. There is no justification for this type of violence. Attacks like these not only place the victim at risk, but also the local community.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference 1924 of 11/02/23. 

“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also contact them online at