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Man dead in County Down shooting

A woman is in a critical condition after the incident in Warrenpoint on Friday evening.

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A man has been shot dead in Co Down.

A woman was also injured in the shooting incident in Lower Dromore Road, Warrenpoint, on Friday evening.

She was in a critical condition in Daisy Hill hospital in Newry on Friday night.

Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce confirmed a murder investigation had been launched.

“Police were called to the incident at a house on the Lower Dromore Road at 7.30pm this evening Friday 18 January,” he said.

“A female has also sustained serious injuries during the incident and has been taken to hospital.”

South Down Assembly member Sinead Ennis appealed for information.

“The community of Warrenpoint are shocked and stunned by this news,” the Sinn Fein representative said.

“Our first thoughts are with the family of the victim.

“The PSNI have the area sealed off and I would appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to assist the investigation.”

It is understood the shooting happened inside a house near a golf club.

Police urged anyone with information to call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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