Updated: 04/08/17 : 04:56:49Printable Version
A man has been injured in a shooting in Meath.
He was sitting in the driver seat of his car when he was shot at multiple times in the driveway of a house at Mill Close, Stamullen at around 7pm today.
Investigations so far indicate the attack was carried out by a sole gunman who entered the driveway of the house and fired a number of shots injuring the male driver of a car.
He has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where his condition is unknown at this stage.
There was local outrage that the lives of local children could have been put in danger by the fusillade of bullets.
A local mother grabbed her little child and carried the child into her home moments after the shooting.
"The children usually play with a little goalposts right at the spot where it happened," said a 47-year-old local man.
"It was very lucky that the children weren't there this evening," he said.
Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, particularly those people who were in the area prior to the incident and immediately after the shooting and who may have information or who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact them at Drogheda Garda Station on 041 987 4200 The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.