Thursday 22 August 2019

Teenager arrested after man (20s) is wounded in overnight shooting

Gardai in Balbriggan are investigating
Gardai in Balbriggan are investigating
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man has been shot in the leg during an incident in Westmeath overnight.

Gardaí in Athlone are investigating a shooting which took place on the Retreat Road at 9.40pm on Saturday.

A man, aged in his late 20s, was wounded in the lower leg.

He was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore with minor injuries and has since been released.

Gardaí have said a teenage male has been arrested in relation to the incident.

He is currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The Sate Act, 1939.

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