10/01/2023

Shots Fired At House In L'Derry

PSNI detectives have issued an appeal for information following a report that shots were fired at a house in L'Derry in the early hours of Tuesday, 10 January.

Making the appeal, Detective Sergeant Watkin said: "It was reported just before 12.20am that two loud bangs had been heard outside an address in the Melmore Gardens area. The occupants of the house, who were in bed at the time, were awakened by the noise.

"Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries, however, the victims have been left shaken and damage was caused to the front door of the property.

"It was reported that three men dressed in dark clothing were seen running away from the property in the direction of Leenan Gardens.
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"This was a reckless attack on a home where a number of people, including a child, were asleep in their beds.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything, or who may have dash cam, CCTV or other video footage, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 21 of 10/1/23."

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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