Two men arrested over County Limerick shooting

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

TWO men were arrested this afternoon in connection with a shooting incident in Askeaton on Wednesday night, in which two men were injured.

TWO men were arrested this afternoon in connection with a shooting incident in Askeaton on Wednesday night, in which two men were injured.

The pair were arrested between Shannon and Limerick city this afternoon, and are currently being detained at Henry Street garda station.

Two men aged in their late 20s and 30s were injured during the shooting incident at the Quay in the town at 10.15pm.

The shooting, which happened on the public street, is believed to be linked to a local dispute.

It is understood that the victims were sitting in a car with another man when a car pulled up alongside them, and a shot was fired into their vehicle.

The three men then got out and fled on foot, but were pursued by the gunman. The three managed to lose their pursuer in a nearby housing estate.

The two injured men were taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle for treatment overnight. Their injuries are described as not life threatening.

The scene has been sealed off this morning for a full technical examination. Gardai have appealed for any witnesses to contact Askeaton garda station on 061 601630.