Page last updated at 16:00 GMT, Monday, 22 March 2010

Dundalk shooting victim named as Seamus McMahon

Irish police officer
Irish police said the man died in hospital

The man shot dead in Dundalk, County Louth on Sunday has been named as Seamus McMahon.

Mr McMahon, 41, was from Green Acres in the town. He was married with a teenage son.

He was visiting a woman in Saltown when two men burst into the house just before 1900 GMT and shot him. They then escaped into a waiting car.

Mr McMahon was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he later died from his injuries.

According to reports in the Irish media Mr McMahon had republican paramilitary connections.

Irish police said they believed the attackers used a white Toyota Corolla hatchback car in their escape.

The two men who entered the house were described as tall and wearing dark coloured hooded tops.

Police believe when they left the house in Saltown they jumped over a back wall into a neighbouring garden and escaped at the front of the house.

They then jumped another wall on the Bellewsbridge Road, where a driver was waiting in a white car and drove in the direction of the Fatima/Toberona Estate.

A post mortem examination was carried out on Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station.



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