A man has been shot in Drogheda 8 months ago

A man has been shot in Drogheda

The shooting occurred yesterday evening.

An Garda Síochána have confirmed that a man was shot in Drogheda on Thursday night (20 June). The incident occurred at around 8.20pm in the northern part of the town.

The man has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

As of Friday morning, nobody has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Gardaí say that investigations are ongoing.

Drogheda has been hit with a spate of violent incidents in recent months, leading to An Garda Síochána launching Operation Stratus in October, designed to dismantle criminal networks in the town.

"I want to assure the people of Drogheda that we will deal forcibly with the crime gangs and dismantle their criminal networks," said Christy Mangan, Chief Superintendent in charge of the Louth Garda Division, at the beginning of May.

"I ask that the community in Drogheda continue to support us and I reassure them that we have a very comprehensive Operational plan in place to deal with the criminals involved."

A number of incidents have been reported, including firearms offences, possession of drugs, petrol bomb incidents, criminal damage offences and general road traffic offences.