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Man shot dead in Buncrana named as Andrew Allen

Gardaí have made an appeal for information from anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the Links View Park area of Buncrana or Ballybone, Fahan last night.

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GARDAÍ HAVE NAMED the man shot dead in Buncrana, Co Donegal as 24-year-old Andrew Allen.

Gardai in Buncrana are investigating the circumstances of the fatal shooting of Allen last night.

They are appealing for witnesses who may have been in the Links View Park area of Buncrana prior to or after the shooting and anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in the days leading up to the shooting.

Gardai are also appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in or around Ballybone, Fahan where the Silver Vauxhall Cavalier car, registration number SJI 2117, was found burned out shortly after the shooting.

This area is just off the Buncrana to Derry Road.

Gardaí say they are anxious to trace the movements of this car before and after the shooting along the Buncrana to Derry road.

They say there may also have been a second car in the Ballybone area around the time of the shooting.

Allen received fatal injuries in the shooting incident which occurred at around 9.20pm in a house at Links View Park, Buncrana. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A woman who was also in the house at the time was uninjured.

Witnesses are asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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