Statements regarding shooting incident in Gobnascale

  • 18 April 2021

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Police in Derry/Londonderry responded to a report of concern for safety for a man at an address in Celandine Court in Gobnascale at approximately 10:45pm last night (Saturday, 17th April).  

As officers were dealing with the incident, a police firearm was discharged and the male sustained a chest injury. He remains in hospital at this time.

A police officer sustained a knife wound to his arm and head during the incident and he was taken to hospital for treatment.

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has been informed and is investigating.  

There are no further details at this time.

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Statement from The Police Ombudsman’s Office

The Police Ombudsman’s Office is investigating after a man was shot by police in Derry/Londonderry last night (Saturday 17 April).

The man has been taken to hospital where he is understood to be in a critical condition.

One police officer has been treated for stab wounds to his arm and head.The incident happened at around 10.45pm at a flat at Celandine Court in the Gobnascale area of the Waterside.

A spokesman for the Police Ombudsman’s Office said: “Our investigators are at the scene and are making enquiries to establish the circumstances of what happened.

"At this stage, we know that police went to the flat after receiving a call for assistance. There was then a confrontation during which one police officer sustained stab wounds and police discharged CS spray and a single gunshot.“Police notified the Police Ombudsman’s on-call team about the incident, and our investigators have been making enquiries at the scene throughout the night.

“We would be keen to hear from anyone who knows anything about what happened, and would ask anybody who might be able to assist our enquiries to call our freephone witness appeal line on 0800 032 7880.”


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