January 24, 2021

Man and woman (60s) rushed to hospital after shooting incident in county Waterford

A man and a woman were rushed to University Hospital Waterford (UHW) this evening after a shooting incident at a house.

A Garda spokesperson told WaterfordNow.ie officers and emergency services arrived at a house in the Ballyduff area at around 5pm.

Two people, a man and a woman both in their 60s, were found with gunshot wounds and were taken to hospital. However their injuries are not life threatening.

A statement released by the Garda Press Office tonight said: “Gardaí attended an incident that occurred at approximately 5pm in a house at Ballyduff near Lismore, Co Waterford today, Monday 1st June, involving a legally held firearm.

“A male and a female (both in their 60s) injured in the incident were taken to local hospitals with nonlife threatening injuries. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.”

More details to follow.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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