A 39-year-old man has been injured in a shooting in Co Meath.

The shooting happened at a house in Dowth, Slane at around 9.45pm last night.

The man was shot a number of times in the upper body and his leg after answering his front door.

He is being treated at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda for non-life threatening injuries.

The scene of the shooting has been examined.