Two people injured in shooting in Newcastle West

Gardai are investigating the incident in Newcastle West

Gardai are investigating the incident in Newcastle West


GARDAI are investigating a shooting that took place in Newcastle West this Wednesday afternoon.

A male and a female in their early 30’s were injured when a lone gunman approached them and discharged a firearm.

The gunman then fled the scene in a car which is believed to have been driven by a second male.

The pair - understood to be brother and sister - were injured in the shooting, which took place around 3.30pm in the Castleview housing estate

The male and female were both taken to hospital with what are described as “non-life threatening injuries”.

The male was airlifted to Cork University Hospital and the female taken to University Hospital Limerick.

He is understood to have been shot outside his home on the right side of his body. The man’s sister was injured in the incident, but not as seriously.

A shotgun is believed to have been used in the incident, which took place outside the male victim’s house.

Gardai are seeking information about a Volkswagen Passat that was seen in the area at the time.

A garda team under Superintendent Tom O’Connor and Inspector Brian O’Donovan are leading the investigation into the shooting. An incident room has been set up in Newcastle West Garda Station and the scene has been cordoned off. Gardai can be contacted on 069-20650 or the Garda confidential line on 1800-666111.

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