Pellet gun attack shock


An Garda Siochana WEB





LETTERKENNY is reeling with shock this morning following confirmation a mother and daughter escaped serious injury after their family chip van was shot at in a drive by incident.

Gardai have confirmed they are investigating the serious incident which happened shortly before 7.30pm on Saturday at the well-known chip-van located at Newmills, Letterkenny. Details of the incident only emerged on Monday morning. A high powered pellet gun is understood to have been used in the attack.

The van is operated by local couple Sabrina and David Mackey who also live locally.

Ms Mackey and her young daughter were working in the van at the time of the attack.

The incident has been described as ‘scandalous’ by a local councillor who lives nearby Letterkenny Town councillor Tom Crossan said:

“This is absolutely scandalous and I would appeal to anyone who saw anything to contact Gardai. If anyone knows this chip-van, there is quite a large hatch at the front.


“If this bullet have had went into that hatch and hit one of these people, then there could have been very serious consequences.”

The incident has been reported to Gardai who have carried out an examination of the scene.

It is understood that the gun used to fire the bullet may have been a high-powered pellet gun.



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