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Victim of suspected gangland shooting in Drogheda made own way to hospital after attack

Two crime scenes have been sealed off by gardaí.
Feb 26th 2019, 3:37 PM 62,307 21

Updated Feb 26th 2019, 6:02 PM

A MAN HAS been rushed to hospital after a shooting incident in Co Louth which gardaí believe is connected to an ongoing gang feud in the area.

Officers were called to attend the incident at the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda this afternoon, a garda spokesperson confirmed.

At about 2.45pm the man left a shop in the park 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 a number of shots were fired into the Astra. The man in his 30s, a passenger in the car, was struck at least once. The other two occupants were not injured.

The driver of the white Astra drove from the scene and went to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where the injured man is being treated for serious injuries.

The victim is well-known to Owen Maguire, who himself was shot a number of times in July of last year.

Two crime scenes 

The black Passat also drove from the scene and this car has not yet been located.

There were a number of young families in the area and the retail park was busy at the time, informed sources have said.

Gardaí have sealed off two crime scenes and a technical examination is under way at the retail park and at the hospital where the Astra is located.

Gardaí have asked anyone who was in the retail park between 1pm and 3pm to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 987 4200. They are also seeking information on the whereabouts of the Black Passat used in the shooting.

With reporting by Garreth MacNamee and Órla Ryan

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