Thursday 18 January 2018

Man (21) taken to hospital after he was shot while standing in field

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Cathal McMahon and Conor Feehan

A young man has been shot in the leg during an incident in a field last night.

Gardaí in Tullamore are investigating a shooting incident which occurred on the outskirts of Tullamore town.

According to gardaí the incident happened shortly before 10pm.

A 21-year-old man sustained injuries to his legs after a shotgun was fired during the incident in a field off Clara Road.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Tullamore Hospital for treatment. His injures are not thought to be life threatening.

It’s understood a shot was fired from some distance away.

A second man (20s) present at the time escaped uninjured.

Gardaí say an incident room has been established at Tullamore Garda Station and no arrests have been made to date.

Searches in the field have been carried out at the scene and gardaí say enquires are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057-9327600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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