PSNI probe after boy, 17, is shot in leg

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY MIR­ROR RE­PORTER

PO­LICE were prob­ing a para­mil­i­tary at­tack yes­ter­day after a boy of 17 was shot in the leg.

A woman in her 50s was also as­saulted after two masked men forced their way into a home in Derry.

The PSNI said: “She was taken to hospi­tal for treat­ment. Two other adults un­der­stood to have been in the house at the time were not hurt.

“While this young man’s in­juries are not life threat­en­ing, this was a bru­tal at­tack – an­other ex­am­ple of how crim­i­nal groups seek to con­trol com­mu­ni­ties through fear and vi­o­lence.”

One of the at­tack­ers was armed with a hand­gun while the other had a ba­ton or bat in the city’s Gar­tan Square area.

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