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Man shot in neck in St Johnston 26.09.08

GARDAI are investigating the shooting of a 26 year old man in St Johnston last night. The incident happened at Transallagh, St Johnston around 9.20pm.
The man, believed to be from the Derry area, was driving to his house in a car accompanied by his partner who is in her 20s, when he was confronted by a group of masked men.
"A number of masked men, possibly up to four, approached the car and fired at least one shot through the window of the car, injuring the man in the neck," said a Garda spokesperson. It is understood the victim managed to drive off and seek help at a neighbour's house.
He was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where he underwent surgery. His injuries are described as serious but stable. His girlfriend, who had jumped out of the couple's vehicle, was bundled into a large blue van by the masked men but later dumped out around one or two kilometres from the scene of the shooting.
The area remains sealed off this morning pending a technical examination by Garda crime scene examiners and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda station on 074 9167100.
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