Witnesses Needed – M1 Retail Park Shooting

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in Drogheda, Co. Louth this afternoon 26th February 2019.

At about 2.45 pm a man in his 30s left a premises in the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda 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 managed to drive from the scene and went to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where the injured man is being treated for serious injuries.

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

Gardaí have sealed off two crime scenes and a technical examination is underway at the M1 Retail Park and at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where the white Astra is located. An incident room has been set up at Drogheda Garda Station.

Gardaí are asking anyone who was in the M1 Retail Park this afternoon between 1pm and 3pm to contact them. 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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Written by Jasmine Woolley