Man injured in Co Louth shooting fired on up to five times

Wounded man’s injuries serious but not life-threatening

The man seriously injured in a shooting in Termonfeckin, Co Louth was hit three times, according to gardaí.

Up to five shots were fired into the car he was reversing out of the driveway of a house at the Paddocks estate and he was hit in the chest, arm and leg.

In his 40s, the victim is being treated at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, where his condition has been described as serious, but not life threatening.

Gardaí in Drogheda have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them about the shooting which happened at about 9.30 pm yesterday.


He was visiting a friend and was in his car when approached by a lone gunman carrying a pistol who fired into the vehicle up to five times.

The assailant is believed to have made his getaway, alone, in a dark coloured car, believed to be a dark blue late ’90s model Volkswagen Passat.

No arrests have been made and a Garda technical examination has been taking place at the scene which remains sealed off.

The shooting comes a week after two men were arrested following the discovery of cannabis valued at over €1.3 million in Termonfeckin.

Officers from the Garda National Drugs Unit uncovered the haul during a search of a yard last Friday afternoon.

It is not known if the two incidents are linked.

Marie O'Halloran

Marie O'Halloran

Marie O'Halloran is Parliamentary Correspondent of The Irish Times