Man dies following shooting incident at University Hospital Limerick

Firearm found at scene in chapel on hospital grounds

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BREAKING: Shooting incident at Limerick hospital

The scene at UHL this Wednesday Picture: Michael Cowhey

GARDAI have confirmed that a man who sustained gunshot wounds during an incident on the grounds of University Hospital Limerick (UHL) this Wednesday afternoon has died.

The alarm was raised shortly before 3pm and emergency services remain at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Garda Press Office has confirmed the man, who was aged in his early 60s, died at the church which is located on the hospital campus.

The scene has been preserved and a post-mortem examination is to be carried out on the man's body.

While investigations are continuing, it is understood gardai do not suspect foul play.

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