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Gardai locate burnt out vehicle after Jonesborough shooting

An Garda Siochana.
An Garda Siochana. Photo Credit: Flickr creative Commons License.

Detectives north of the border are investigating following reports of shots fired at a vehicle in Jonesborough late on Monday night, after which Gardai found another vehicle burned out in north Louth.

The incident occurred shortly after 11.25am when a dark coloured Audi A4 vehicle arrived in the Castle View area of Jonesborough. One man exited the vehicle with his hood over his face and fired a number of shots at a black coloured Nissan X-Trail parked outside a house in the area.

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PSNI say that a woman in her 50s and four children were inside the property at the time but were not injured. Damage was caused to the car following the incident, as the dark coloured Audi A4 made off from the scene.

The suspect vehicle was later recovered in the area of Thistle Cross, just a short drive away on the south side of the border, by An Garda Siochana. It had been set alight and completely destroyed.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances, in what was an extremely distressing incident for those inside the house,” Detective Inspector Darren Handley said.

“Detectives would appeal to anyone who was in the Castle View area of Jonesborough and may have witnessed anything suspicious  should contact them on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 2310 03/08/20  or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ .  You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/ .”

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