Garda investigating last night's shooting incident in Ratoath wish to appeal for witnesses.

Anyone who was in and around The Old Mill housing estate in Ratoath, or the Fairyhouse Road this evening and who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious, is asked to contact Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Gardai can confirm that a male in his 50's has been pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in Ratoath.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau and Dr. Michael Curtis from the State Pathologists Office has attended the scene. The body remains at the scene.

A post mortem is scheduled to take place today at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.