Neighbours thanked for assisting after shooting of ‘quiet man’ in Co Louth
– Yesterday 13:28
AMAN WAS taken to hospital last night after a shooting in Dundalk, Co Louth, with a local TD thanking neighbours for their assistance in the aftermath.
Neighbours thanked for assisting after shooting of ‘quiet man’ in Co Louth© Alamy Stock Photo
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, which occurred around 8.10pm in the Woodbury Gardens area of Dundalk, to come forward.
The man was brought to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the scene of the shooting was preserved for technical examination.
Gardaí had made no arrests as of late last night and asked anyone in the area with camera footage, including from dash cams, between 7.30pm and 8.30pm to come forward.
In a statement this afternoon, Sinn Féin TD for Louth Ruairí Ó Murchú wished the injured man a full recovery.
“The consensus is that the victim is a well-regarded and quiet man who had been living in the house for many years,” Ó Murchú said.
“I would like to praise the efforts of neighbours who went to the man’s aid after the shooting and helped him before emergency services arrived,” he said.
“It is believed a car had parked close to a green area in the estate before two men got out and fired a number of shots through the living room window where the man, who was in the house on his own, was sitting.”
The TD expressed that it was a “dreadful and frightening incident for the victim and for the people who live in Woodbury Gardens”.
“People here are at a loss as to why something like this would happen on their normally quiet street,” he said.
“It is a reckless and cowardly act which I utterly condemn. It is a sign of the times we are living in when people feel they can go to someone’s house and fire in the window at them.
“I wish the victim a full and speedy recovery and I would ask that anyone with information about this shooting brings it to the gardaí straight away.”
Gardaí are asking anyone with information to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.