Sunday 26 May 2019

Shooting of man in Louth being treated as attempted murder - gardai

The scene of the shooting in Drogheda
The scene of the shooting in Drogheda
The scene of the shooting in Drogheda
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Elaine Keogh

THE shooting of a man in Louth today is being treated as attempted murder, gardai have confirmed.

A senior Garda said that a car pulled up outside a house at Hardmans Gardens, Co Louth at around 4.30pm and a number of shots were fired.

A man who was outside of the building was struck twice, once in the arm and once in the leg, it is not believed his injuries are life-threatening.

The injured man (36) is understood to be living in Drogheda town. 

"This is a major investigation and is being treated as attempted murder," a garda spokesman said this evening.

Gardai said the suspects were travelling in a red Volkswagon Golf Car, bearing false registration plates 191D31786. This car was found burnt out in the Sheephouse area on the Rathmullen Road, Drogheda. It is believed that two males ran from this car when it was abandoned.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardaí at Drogheda Garda station 041 9874200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

In particular, An Garda Síochána is appealing to the drivers of a dark navy coloured taxi and a rigid lorry with a white cab which were stopped directly behind the attackers red Volkswagon golf to come forward.

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