Cllr Cooper condemns reported shooting in Ballymagroarty

Sinn Féin Councillor for Foyleside Mickey Cooper has condemned an incident in the MacNiece Court area of Ballymagroarty this evening where its reported a number of shots were fired .

He said he was thankful no one was in the property at the time:

Councillor Cooper said “It appears several masked men arrived at the property this evening and tried to force their way in.

They then proceeded to break a number of windows. It’s also reported that several shots were fired .

Thankfully the tenant who has only recently moved into the area was not at home. Those responsible have nothing to offer the local community and should get off the backs of the people of Ballymagroarty.”

“The local community is in the process of organising a series of events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the estate and this incident stands in stark contrast to the positive work that has been taking place.”