BREAKING NEWS: Man dead after Warrenpoint shooting

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Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the fatal shooting of a man on the Lower Dromore Road, Warrenpoint at around 7.30pm this evening.

A woman has also been taken to hospital after the incident in Warrenpoint this evening.

Police stated, “A female has also sustained serious injuries during the incident and has been taken to hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.”

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has said the community of Warrenpoint have been left shocked at news of the murder.



The South Down MLA said, “The community of Warrenpoint are shocked and stunned by this news.

“Our first thoughts are with the family of the victim.

“The PSNI have the area sealed off and I would appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to assist the investigation,” she added.



It is believed the shooting happened in the seaside town at around 7:30 pm.

SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick stated, “My thoughts are with those who are involved.



“It’s absolutely shocking news.

“More details will come out as to what has happened but it is absolutely dreadful that this has happened in such a quiet community,” she added.

A police spokesperson added, “Police are currently at the scene of a shooting incident in Warrenpoint which took place earlier this evening. There are no further details at this time.”



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