A person has been shot within the legs in what police stated was a “vicious and brutal” assault.
The person, aged in his 30s, was attacked within the Gogarty Shut space of Ballymagroarty in Londonderry at round 20:15 GMT on Wednesday.
The sufferer is being handled in hospital for his accidents.
Police stated an armed gang of as much as eight masked males had been concerned.
Insp Vince Redmond stated: “This has all of the hallmarks of a paramilitary assault. This was a vicious and brutal taking pictures in early night when households had been going about their enterprise.
“The actual fact that these gunmen thought it was acceptable to recklessly shoot this man in a built-up space the place kids and youngsters might be passing by exhibits the contempt they’ve for folks of their neighborhood.
“The bullets might have strayed at any second and hit somebody passing by.
“Anybody who witnessed this masked and armed gang of as much as eight males who roamed the streets within the early night would have been completely petrified, together with the sufferer himself,” added Insp Redmond.
Police have appealed for anybody with info to contact officers.