Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Derry last night which is being treated as a sectarian attack.

A man and a woman were injured in the shooting at a pub in the city but their injuries are not life threatening.

Forensic examinations are being carried out at the bar in the city's Waterside district.

It is understood that the gunman was involved in a row inside the Oval Bar. He then left and returned 30 minutes later armed with an airgun.

He singled out his intended target, a Protestant man, and fired a number of times hitting the victim in the head and hands.

The man is still being treated at Altnagelvin Hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

A woman who was drinking in the bar at the time was also struck in the chest and was treated for her injuries at the scene.

The Mayor of Derry, Lynn Fleming, said the attack was worrying as it was the second incident of its kind in recent weeks.

Last month, a schoolgirl was shot in the face with a pellet gun in a drive-by attack in the Waterside area.