Belfast Telegraph

Man gunned down on driveway in Meath 'gangland attack'

Victim seriously injured

By Alan O'Keefe

A man has been seriously injured after he was shot a number of times while in a car outside a Meath home.

The incident occurred in the village of Stamullen close to the border with Co Dublin at around 7pm.

The victim was shot in the driveway of a house in Mill Close, Stamullen, Co Meath this evening  at around 7pm

A lone male entered the driveway of the house and fired a number of shots injuring the male driver of a car.

The injured man was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and his condition is unknown at this stage.

A 34-year-old man who was in a house near the scene said "I heard four or five shots. The shots were in very quick succession."

He said gardai were very quick getting to the scene of the shooting.

The ambulance was there. I saw the man being taken away on a stretcher.

"He was lying on his side on the stretcher and he was grimacing.

"I didn't see any blood."

He went on to say"The garda Emergency Response Unit was here in their full gear and guns.

"People were standing around. Everyone was very shocked.

"It's not something you see every day," he said

A full investigation has commenced and an incident room has been established at Drogheda Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly those people who were in the area prior to the incident and immediately after the shooting and who may have information or who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact them at Drogheda Garda Station on 041 987 4200 The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Irish Independent

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