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Man shot dead in Warrenpoint named by police

37-year-old Wayne Boylan was murdered in Warrenpoint on Friday night. Credit: Pacemaker

A man who was shot dead in Warrenpoint on Friday night has been named by police.

Wayne Boylan, who was 37, was targeted in a gun attack by two men at Lower Dromore Road in the Co Down town at around 7.30pm.

A 21-year-old woman who also sustained gunshot injuries is in a critical condition in hospital on Saturday morning.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

Police at the scene of the fatal shooting in Warrenpoint. Credit: Pacemaker

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce said: "A motive for the incident has not yet been established and I am appealing for information.

"I would particularly like to hear from anyone who was in the area last night and who may have seen two men or any vehicles fleeing from the scene immediately after the shooting.

"Major Investigation Team detectives can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference 1115 18/01/19."

Information can also be provided anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.