Man shot as he answered door in Slane, County Meath

A man has been shot several times in a gun attack in County Meath in the Republic of Ireland.

The 39-year-old man was targeted after he answered a call to the front door of his house in Dowth, Slane, at about 21:45 BST on Sunday.

The victim was shot a number of times in his upper body and leg.

He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda to be treated for injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

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