The BBC report that an off-duty police officer has been shot with a shotgun leaving his child to school in Londonderry – Lumen Christi Grammar School according the report here. Security sources [and the deputy First Minister – Ed] are blaming “dissident republicans”. According to the reports – “A car believed to have been used in the attack was found burned-out in the Creggan area of the city at 0900 GMT.” The officer’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Adds From the RTÉ report
East Derry DUP MP Gregory Campbell said the shooting had all the hallmarks of an attack by dissidents. Condemning the attack, he said ‘if it was wrong to shoot a policeman 10 years ago, then it is wrong today. There needs to be absolute condemnation of this shooting as well as total support for the police throughout the entire community’.