PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne says he ‘strongly condemns tonight’s attack on a serving officer’.
The police officer who was shot in the Slievard area of Killyclogher is described as being in a ‘critical but stable condition’ this evening (Wednesday).
Shortly after 8pm, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service dispatched a Rapid Response Paramedic, an Emergency Crew and an ambulance officer to the incident and following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, the man was taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Area Hospital.
Chief Constable Simon Byrne says ‘we will relentlessly pursue those responsible. They have nothing to offer our community’.
Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Colum Eastwood calling the attack ‘frankly, horrifying’ said, ‘the people behind this attack think they’re at war – well they’re not. Their fight isn’t with any government, any police service or anyone else – it’s with the people of Ireland who have chosen peace. And it’s a fight they will never, never win’.