'All I could think about was my kids', says innocent taxi driver shot twice while driving cab
A taxi driver who narrowly escaped death and life-changing injuries after he was shot while driving his cab in Drogheda said his biggest fear was that his children would be left without a father. Father-of-two John Myles, from Drogheda said all he could think of after he survived a bullet wound to the back was to be able to contact his 16-year-old daughter and 21-year-old son.
A taxi driver has been injured in a shooting incident in Drogheda , Co Louth , this evening. The incident happened at George's Street near the Bridge of Peace in Co Louth shortly after The taxi driver , understood to be in his late 30 s , sustained injuries in the attack . He was not the intended target.
"The driver of Taxi , a man understood to be in his late 30 s injured in the shooting , has been removed by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. A traffic update read: "George's St is closed at the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda due to an incident. "Gardai are at the scene and diversions are in place."
An innocent taxi driver was shot twice in the back during a brutal gang feud shooting yesterday. John Myles was not the intended target when a gunman opened fire on his car in Drogheda, Co Louth. Meanwhile, there were fears last night after a bag found in North Dublin containing two arms and a leg was linked to the feud.
A relative of the taxi man said: “He was doing his job and picked up a fare. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is a good man." It’s understood the intended target, suspected of being a key member of one of two gangs involved in a bloody drugs turf war, escaped injury and was able to run from the taxi. Mr Myles, who is in his 30s, radioed his base to say he had been shot and to call an ambulance.
Taxi driver injured in Drogheda shooting
The shooting incident happened on the Bridge of Peace in the town.It took place shortly after 6.20pm on the Bridge of Peace in the centre of the town when a number of shots were fired at a taxi.
A taxi driver was injured in a shooting in Drogheda , Co Louth on Monday evening. The man, understood to be in his late 30 s , was in his taxi when he was shot . The taxi remained at the scene on Monday night at the Bridge of Peace , the main bridge across the Boyne in the town centre.
The shooting incident happened on the Bridge of Peace in the town. By Garreth MacNamee Monday 13 Jan 2020, 7:36 PM. The driver of the taxi – a man understood to be in his late 30 s – was injured and has been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The intended target, who is known to gardai, managed to flee the scene uninjured. The getaway car used by the gunman is believed to be a black Volkswagen which sped through the streets of the town after the attack. It was later found burnt out outside Dundalk.
The shooting is connected to a deadly drugs turf war between two gangs, which has already claimed two lives. Keith Branigan, 29, was gunned down at a caravan park in Clogherhead, Co Louth, in September and two months later 39-year-old Richie Carberry was shot dead as he arrived home in Bettystown in Co Meath.
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Gardai have outlined two main suspects in the shocking case, both of whom have links to feuds in Coolock and Drogheda .One of the men has recently been released from prison while the other escaped a hit attempt just hours before the gruesome discovery was made in Dublin.The suspect escaped by the skin of his teeth on Monday when the taxi he was travelling in was shot at in an apparent retaliation in Drogheda.An innocent driver was rushed to hospital after the shooting and suffered non life-threatening injuries.
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 . 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
A taxi driver has been shot in Drogheda . A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána have confirmed that a man was injured on Monday evening (13 January) after a number of shots were fired into a taxi . The driver of the taxi was injured in the shooting and was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital by
And there were fears last night that the bag found in Moatview, Coolock, North Dublin, containing the arms and leg of a dismembered victim is linked to the Drogheda feud. Gardai were last night searching for the head and torso.
Labour Senator Ged Nash said of the shooting last night: “This is a disgraceful occurrence in Drogheda. An innocent man has been caught up in the crossfire of a deadly drug feud between two warring gangs. “I spoke to a senior local garda who described exactly what happened.
“I’ve got so many calls wondering why the individuals responsible aren’t lifted and tried before the Special Criminal Court. Local gardai are doing an incredibly good job with limited resources. “This feud doesn’t represent us, it doesn’t reflect who Drogheda people are. “It’s a very small number of criminals involved in this. They should be deprived of their liberty as quickly as possible.”
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A teenager who was abducted, murdered and his body dismembered by one of the country’s most notorious criminal gangs had been formally warned by gardaí that his life was in danger days before he was abducted on Sunday. Gardaí were last night searching for the head of the 17-year-old victim after body parts, including all his limbs and part of a torso, were discovered in a gruesome find in the Moatview area of Coolock on Monday night.
A man has been shot in Drogheda , Co Louth on Monday evening, gardaí have confirmed. 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. Gardaí are diverting traffic . The incident happened between 6pm and 7pm.
A male taxi driver in his late 30 s has sustained injuries following a shooting in Drogheda this evening. Gardai confirmed the incident occurred shortly after 6:20pm today on the Bridge of Peace in the centre of the town were a number of shots were fired at a taxi .
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