Friday 22 November 2019

One man injured and two escape unharmed during gun attack

Sarah Stack

ONE man was injured and two escaped unharmed during a gun attack in Limerick.

Gardai are investigating the shooting in Askeaton at about 10pm last night.

A spokeswoman said three men were in a parked car when a gang pulled up beside them in a black car.

One of the assailants got out of the vehicle and fired a shot through the front window of the parked car.

As the three men ran to safety, a second shot was fired.

One of the men ran in to his house, where his family were inside, and out of the back door,

It is understood the gunman followed him in to the house with the firearm, but then ran back to the awaiting vehicle and fled.

Gardai said one of the men suffered injuries when pellets hit his right hand.

His injury is not life-threatening.

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