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Man shot in ‘indiscriminate attack’ in Drogheda, Co Louth

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A man in his 30s has been shot a number of times in Drogheda, in an attack which Gardaí have described as 'indiscriminate' and 'reckless'.

He was shot in the leg and shoulder in the Hardmans Gardens area just after 4pm on Thursday by a gunman in a red Volkswagon Golf.

He was taken to our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Gardaí say it was an indiscriminate attack in broad daylight and a number of other people in the area very narrowly avoided being shot and seriously injured.

Superintendent Andrew Watters added that members of the public and children were endangered by the callous and reckless act.

The getaway car, which was bearing false registration plates 191D31786, was found burnt out in the Sheephouse area on the Rathmullen Road area. Two males are believed to have ran off from the car when it was abandoned, according to Gardaí.

An Garda Síochána is appealing for information to trace the attackers’ movements and would like to hear from anyone in the Hardmans area at the time and who saw anything unusual to contact them.

Any drivers in the Drogheda area on Thursday with dashcam footage, particularly those who may have been in the location of the shooting or the abandoned car.

Gardaí would also like to hear from the drivers of a dark-coloured taxi and a Tipperary Water lorry which stopped directly behind the red Volkswagen Golf.