Wednesday 17 July 2019

Police at scene of shooting in Warrenpoint

Scene of shooting on Lower Dromore Road Warrenpoint . Photo:
Scene of shooting on Lower Dromore Road Warrenpoint . Photo:
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Police are currently at the scene of a shooting in Warrenpoint.

Police confirmed there had been one fatality in the incident on Lower Dromore Road.

She said it happened in a quiet area close to the golf club and was shocked to hear about it.

"You just wouldn't expect it," She told the Belfast Telegraph.

"This is dreadful news to think one family, one home, will hear they have lost a loved one in this manner.

"Whatever the circumstances for someone to have lost their life it is devastating news."

One woman has been taken to Daisy Hill Hospital after the incident. Her condition is unknown.

Sinn Fein MLA Sinead Ennis, posting on Twitter said: "Making people aware that a serious incident has occurred in the Lower Dromore Road area in Warrenpoint.

"We have been in contact with PSNI who are at the scene. People should avoid the area if possible. We hope to have more details for residents as soon as possible."

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