Sunday 21 January 2018

Man (30) in overnight custody in connection to Cork pub shooting

Mallow Garda Station, Cork (Photo: Google Maps)
Mallow Garda Station, Cork (Photo: Google Maps)
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Gardai have arrested a man in connection with an air rifle shooting incident in a crowded pub that left a patron with a neck injury.

The 30-year-old man was detained at an address in north Cork yesterday. He was taken to Mallow Garda Station for questioning about the shooting in a Banteer pub at 8pm on Sunday.

The man is still in custody this morning, has confirmed.

The attack occurred when a man walked into the White Country Inn and fired an air rifle in the direction of a 35-year-old man who was socialising with friends.

The man had spotted the individual armed with the air rifle and attempted to flee out the pub's rear door.

However, he was struck by a pellet in the neck. The injury did not require hospital treatment.

The attacker was not wearing a mask and left the pub on foot.

An air rifle was found by gardai a short distance away and is being examined.

Gardai will prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Irish Independent

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