Innocent taxi driver, 30s, shot twice in horror attack on Bridge of Peace in Drogheda, Co Louth
“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"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.
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 6.20pm where a number of shots were fired at a taxi . The shots were fired from a car which then fled the scene.
The shooting incident happened on the Bridge of Peace in the town.
GARDAÍ ARE CURRENTLY at the scene of a shooting incident in Drogheda.
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.
The driver of the taxi – a man understood to be in his late 30s – was injured and has been taken 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.
With reporting from Sean Murray
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