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Tuesday 24 October 2017

'Warning shots fired at house'

David Tucker

DETECTIVES are examining CCTV footage in an attempt to identify a gunman who fired two shots at close range at a house in Wexford on Monday morning.

Gardai believe the shots were fired as a warning, although the man they were intended to warn was not in the house in Upper George's Street at the time of the 1 a.m. shooting.

A man and a woman in their 50s were in the house, but gardai believe the gunman was after the woman's son. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Gardai said they thought the shots were fired as a warning because the gunman made no attempt to enter the house and the two shotgun blasts were aimed at the outside of the building, one at the front door and the other at the front window.

Local people said they heard the sound of a car racing away from the shooting. A vehicle was found burned out near Cleariestown later on Monday morning, but Gardai could not confirm a link.

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