Belfast Telegraph

Appeal for witnesses after man injured in retail park shooting

The victim was driven to hospital after being shot in a car in Drogehda.


Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Drogheda, Co Louth.

The victim left a premises in the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda at about 2.45pm on Tuesday and got into a white Vauxhall Astra with two other men.

A black Volkswagen Passat with the partial registration 132 D pulled up close to the Astra and fired a number of shots into the car, police said.

The man, in his thirties, who was a passenger in the car, was struck at least once. The other men with him were not injured in the attack.

The driver of the Astra managed to take the injured man to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where he was treated for serious injuries.

The black Passat also drove away from the scene, but is yet to be located.

Gardai have sealed off two crime scenes and a technical examination is under way at the M1 Retail Park and at the hospital, where the Astra remains.

An incident room has been set up at Drogheda Garda Station.

Garda are asking anyone who was in the retail park between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday to contact them.

A spokesman said: “We are also seeking information on the whereabouts of the Black Passat used in the shooting.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200.”

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