Monday 19 August 2019

Gun seized after shots fired at quarry in 'stand-off over machinery'

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Greg Harkin

Gardai have seized a shotgun after shots were fired in an early morning incident in Co Donegal.

It's understood two shots were fired at a quarry in the townland of Gortletteragh, a rural area outside Stranorlar.

A garda spokesman told "Gardaí are investigating an incident just before 6am in which shots were fired. A firearm has been seized and investigations are continuing."

No arrests have been made.

It's understood the incident happened during a dispute over machinery at the site.

A group of men arrived at the quarry before dawn and a stand-off ensued, with two shotgun cartridges fired into the air.

Gardaí from Letterkenny rushed to the scene and seized a shotgun.

Detectives plan to interview a number of people in the coming days over the incident.

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