Gardaí are at the scene of a shooting in Drogheda 1 year ago

Gardaí are at the scene of a shooting in Drogheda

One man has been shot following an incident in Drogheda, County Louth.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

A man in his 30s is currently being treated in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital following a shooting incident at the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda, shortly before 3pm on 26 February.

Gardaí have released a statement in which they explained the details of the incident: "A black Volkswagen Passat with the partial registration 132 D pulled up close to the Astra and a number of shots were fired into the Astra. The man in his 30s, a passenger in the car, was struck at least once. The other two occupants were not injured.

"The driver of the white Astra managed to drive from the scene and went to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where the injured man is being treated for serious injuries.

"The black Passat also drove from the scene and this car has not yet been located."

Gardaí are also asking anyone who was in the M1 Retail Park this afternoon between 1pm and 3pm to contact them. We are also seeking information on the whereabouts of the Black Passat used in the shooting.

The condition of the man in not known at this time.

The scene of the incident is sealed off by Gardaí and an investigation is now underway.

Anyone with any information about the incident is being asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200.