Tuesday 23 July 2019

Garda appeal after Longford shooting

A man in his 40s narrowly escaped injury in the incident, which took place in Longford town on the evening of Thursday June 6.

Garda appealed for witnesses to come forward (Niall Carson/PA)
Garda appealed for witnesses to come forward (Niall Carson/PA)

By Rebecca Black, Press Association

Garda have appealed for information about a shooting incident in Longford.

A number of shots were fired at a house in Longford town on the evening of June 6, with a man in his 40s narrowly avoiding injury, a Garda spokesman said.

They urged anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.

“At approximately 10.30pm a number of shots were fired at an occupied house at Clonbalt Wood, Longford town,” the Garda spokesman said.

“A window at the front of the house was damaged and one of the occupants (male 40s) narrowly avoided injury.

“Those involved left the scene in a saloon car. Shortly after 11pm a car understood to be connected with the incident was found burnt out in the Ferefad area of the town.

“Gardai are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

“They are particularly appealing to anyone  may have seen a saloon car or anyone acting suspiciously between 9.30pm and 11.30pm in the Clonbalt Wood, Drumlish Road or the Ferefad areas to contact them.

“They are also appealing to those with dashcam footage from the above mentioned areas to contact Longford Garda station at 043 3350570 or the Garda confidential helpline 1800666111.”

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