Shots fired at house in Knockbridge

This area of the village is closed off as a result of this evening's incident

This area of the village is closed off as a result of this evening’s incident

A Garda investigation is underway after shot were fired at a house in Knockbridge this evening.

A number of shots were reportedly fired at the house around 7.30pm.

An adult and a child were inside at the time, however no one was injured during the incident.

The Garda Armed Response Unit were quickly on the scene and have preserved the scene pending an examination.

Diversions are in place as a result of the incident, with cars travelling on the R171 from both Dundalk and Louth Village directions unable to access the area in front of Brodigan’s shop, St Mary’s Church and St Mary’s NS.

Traffic coming are being diverted via the N52 Ardee to Dundalk Road before turning off in the direction of Stephenstown Pond.

Categories: Crime, Local news, Road matters

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