Man fights for his life after shooting in Waterford
A man is fighting for his life after a shooting in Waterford.
The man, who is in his mid-30s, suffered critical injuries after being shot a number of times on the Carrickphierish Road just outside Waterford. He was living in the general area.
Gardai raced to the scene of the incident, which is understood to have taken place at around 2.15pm.
The attack happened at a premises outside the Mount Suir apartments in Gracedieu as the area was busy with people heading to Christmas events and festive shopping.
One gunman is believed to have been involved. Initial indications are that he fired three shots and then fled the area in a waiting vehicle.
Pedestrians rushed to help the badly injured man.
He was apparently shot at least twice in the lower torso.
Paramedics were at the scene within minutes and the man was taken to University Hospital Waterford.
Last night he was in a critical condition and was scheduled to undergo emergency surgery.
The scene was preserved and a full examination will be conducted by garda forensic experts.
The motive for the attack remains unclear.
Uniformed officers began door-to-door inquiries to determine if locals saw the shooting or any incidents leading up to it.
No arrests have been made but gardai are understood to have obtained a general description of the gunman.
Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area near the Mount Suir Apartments between 2pm and 2.30pm yesterday who may have dashcam footage to contact the incident room at Waterford Garda Station on (051) 305300, any garda station or the Garda Confidential Line (1800) 666111.