Belfast Telegraph

Woman caught up in Wayne Boylan murder in 'stable condition'

Alice Louise Burns, who was injured in the attack
Alice Louise Burns, who was injured in the attack

A woman caught up in the murder of Wayne Boylan in Warrenpoint is in "stable condition" after being struck by shotgun pellets.

Alice Louise Burns (21) was left fighting for her life following emergency surgery after being struck by the pellets as Boylan (37) was shot dead in a suspected drug-related attack in the Co Down town on Friday, January 18.

Ms Burns, a former St Mark's High School pupil who comes from the town, although she is believed to have been working in London recently, was initially rushed to Newry's Daisy Hill Hospital following the shooting.

She was then transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

On Wednesday a Belfast Trust spokesperson confirmed that Ms Burns condition had been updated to "ill, but stable".

Mr Boylan died at the scene after two masked gunmen burst into a flat on Lower Dromore Road, near Warrenpoint Golf Club, at around 7.30pm on Friday.

He was struck in the head by the shotgun blast, while Ms Burns was hit in the face and neck by pellets from the same round before the killers fled the scene.

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