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Man 'critical but stable' after being shot a number of times in Drogheda

A 34-year-old man is in a critical but stable condition after being shot several times in Co Louth.

The man is in hospital after a shooting at what is being described as a halting site in Drogheda early this morning.

Gardaí in Drogheda are appealing for information on the shooting at the halting site on Cement Road in the shortly after midnight.

The 34-year-old was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where his condition is described critical but stable.

There was no one else injured.

The scene has been preserved for forensic and technical examination an incident room has been established at Drogheda Garda Station.

Gardai believe two cars may have been involved in the shooting.

Supt Andrew Watters, who said the victim spoke to officers at the scene, said: "He was in a semi-conscious condition and he spoke to the gardaí.

"He received treatment at the scene and was subsequently removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery in the early hours of this morning.

"We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to contact us here at the incident room in Drogheda Station.

"We are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the Cement Road or Mell area of Drogheda between 11.45pm and 12.30am last night to come forward."

Anyone with information can contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041- 9874200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.