Gardaí appeal for information as car burnt out after man narrowly avoids injury in Longford shooting incident

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Gardaí appeal for information as car burnt out after man narrowly avoids injury in Longford shooting incident

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Gardaí at Longford Garda Station are appealing for information following a shooting incident where a man narrowly avoided injury in Longford town last Thursday, June 6.

At approximately 10.30pm a number of shots were fired at an occupied house at Clonbalt Woods, Longford town.

A window at the front of the house was damaged and one of the occupants (male 40s) narrowly avoided injury.

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Those involved left the scene in a saloon car. Shortly after 11pm a car understood to be connected with the incident was found burnt out in the Ferefad area of the town.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They are particularly appealing to anyone  may have seen a saloon car or anyone acting suspiciously between 9.30pm and 11.30pm in the Clonbalt Woods, Drumlish Road or the Ferefad areas to contact them. 

They are also appealing to those with dash cam footage from the above mentioned areas to contact Longford Garda Station at 043 3350570 or the Garda Confidential Help Line 1800666111.

The investigation is ongoing.

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