Sunday 21 January 2018

Shots fired at door as family sleep

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Alan O'Keeffe

GardaÍ are hunting for a gunman who blasted a house with a shotgun while an innocent businessman and his children were asleep inside.

Shotgun blasts shattered glass in the front door of the house in Drogheda, Co Louth, shortly before 4am.

A female neighbour said: "Two loud bangs woke me up. Myself and my husband both sat up in the bed when we heard the bangs.

"About five minutes later, we heard a screech of tyres as if someone was speeding away. I jumped out of bed and looked out the window but I didn't see anything."

She said the house targeted in the gun attack was owned by a very respectable family that had lived in the cul-de-sac for more than 15 years. There had never been any trouble and the incident caused shock and surprise, she said.

"They're a quiet family who keep themselves to themselves. Their children play with the local children," she said.

Nobody was injured in the attack and gardaí in Drogheda are seeking anyone who may be able to offer information to contact them on 041 9874200.

Irish Independent

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