05/11/2019

Appeal For Information On Fatal Shooting In Co Meath

An investigation has been launched following a fatal shooting in Bettystown, Co Meath.

According to reports, a 39-year-old was shot a number of times outside a house at Castlemartin Drive on the Eastham Road shortly before midnight.

The man was pronounced dead at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, at around 1am.

The scene has been sealed-off for a forensic examination.

It is understood that following the incident a small van was found on fire at Eastham Road and is believed to have been connected to the shooting.

Garda have said that the shooting may be linked to an ongoing feud in Drogheda.

Gardaí are appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information, particularly any motorists who were driving through the area and who may have dash-cam footage, to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-801 0600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

(MH/CM)

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