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Man rushed to hospital after Drogheda halting site shooting

A 34-year-old man sustained a number of gunshot wounds.

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GARDAÍ IN DROGHEDA are appealing for information following a shooting overnight.

The incident occurred at a location described as a halting site on Cement Road, Drogheda shortly after midnight.

A 34-year-old man sustained a number of gunshot wounds and was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. His condition is understood to be stable and there was no other injuries.

The scene is preserved for forensic and technical examination. An incident room has been established at Drogheda Garda Station.

Speaking at Drogheda Garda Station Superintendent Andrew Watters said:

“We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact us here at the incident room in Drogheda Station. We are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Cement Road or Mell area of Drogheda between 11.45pm and 12.30am last night to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041- 9874200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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