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A shooting in Warrenpoint has left one man dead and a woman in critical condition.

Thirty seven year old Wayne Boylan died and a twenty one year old woman is critically ill in hospital following the incident last night.

Commenting on the shooting Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Boyce said: “It’s understood two men entered a property on Lower Dromore Road at around 7.30pm last night and fatally shot Mr Boylan.

“A 21 year old woman also sustained gunshot injuries and was taken to hospital where her condition this morning is believed to be critical.”

A motive for the incident has not yet been established and police are appealing for information from anyone who was in the area who may have seen two men or any vehicles fleeing from the scene immediately after the shooting.

Major Investigation Team detectives can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference 1115 18/01/19

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111which is 100% anonymous.

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