One Dead After Man Goes on Shooting Rampage at Wedding

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One Dead After Man Goes on Shooting Rampage at Wedding
Fri 13-02-2015

A man has gone on a shooting rampage at a wedding. The gunman is alleged to have gone to the event to shoot the groom outside St Mary’s Church in Newtownbutler, Northern Ireland, at 1pm today.

However, the shooter is said to have missed and hit another wedding guest instead.

A man in his sixties died despite efforts to save him. Another man was injured in the shooting. A third man was stabbed.

Sinn Fein councillor Thomas O’Reilly told the Irish Mirror: “Guests at the wedding put them in cars and took them to the police barracks and then an ambulance was called by police and they were taken to hospital.

"The shooting happened outside the church on the pavement but I think the bride was inside the church at the time of the shooting."

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey said: "The victim was shot along with another man outside a chapel on Main Street in Newtownbutler at around 1pm this afternoon."

The injured men were driven from the wedding to nearby Lisnaskea police station in a white van where cops called an ambulance and an emergency helicopter was scrambled to take two of the men to hospital.