Man, 30s, injured after shots fired at taxi in Drogheda

Man, 30s, injured after shots fired at taxi in Drogheda
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Update 7.40pm: Gardaí are investigating after a shooting in Drogheda.

The incident occurred shortly after 6.20pm on the Bridge of Peace in the centre of the town.

Gardaí said in a statement that "a number of shots were fired at a taxi."

The drive, a man believed to be in his late 30s, removed by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The bridge is currently closed to traffic in both directions and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing.

Earlier, 7.25pm: Gardaí investigating after man shot in Drogheda

By Elaine Keogh

Gardaí in Drogheda have confirmed a man has been shot this evening.

The man was in a taxi which is still at the scene on the Bridge of Peace.

It is the main bridge across the Boyne in the town centre.

The man has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, but his injuries aren't life-threatening.

Gardai are diverting traffic and will investigate if it is connected to the ongoing feud.

The road is sealed off for a technical examination.

More to follow...

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