27 April 2008

Man shot and wounded in Co. Waterford

A man in his fifties is in a serious condition in hospital tonight, after a shooting incident that occurred in the western part of County Waterford this afternoon.

The man received a blast from a rifle while walking in a wooded area at Coolbeggan near the village of Knockanore at around 1 p.m.

It is believed that the man may have approached the occupant of a jeep in a secluded area where the shooting incident happened. The injured man staggered about 50 metres before being found on the roadside by a local person.

He was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital and his condition is described as "serious but not life-threatening".

Gardaí are carrying out an investigation and are appealing for information from anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or who may have seen a blue jeep in the area.

Anyone with information should contact Dungarven Garda Station on 058 48600 or the Garda Confidential line on 1 800 666 111.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the poor man

i do like your new picture, the harbor is beautiful, it would be nice to go sailing, let me know when

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