A 34 year old man is in hospital after he sustained several gunshot wounds at a halting site in Drogheda, Co Louth in the early hours of this morning.
The incident happened shortly after midnight on the Cement Road.
It is believed that the man was targeted at the halting site just outside of the town.
He was brought by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and his condition is understood to be stable.
Nobody else was injured in the incident.
The scene is being preserved for forensic and technical examination.
An incident room has been established at Drogheda Garda Station.
Speaking at Drogheda Garda Station Superintendent Andrew Watters said:
“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 is urged to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041- 9874200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.