Young man killed in nightclub stabbing was from Limerick

Fintan Walsh

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Young man killed in nightclub stabbing was from Limerick

Scene of the fatal stabbing in Shannon PICTURE: LIAM BURKE/PRESS 22

THE YOUNG man killed in a stabbing incident during an altercation in a nightclub in Shannon this Sunday morning was from Limerick, the Limerick Leader understands. 

According to sources, the teenager arrested in connection with the incident is from Limerick also. 

Gardai at Shannon garda station are investigating the death of the 23-year-old, who was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

In a statement, An Garda Siochana said: At approximately 2am on the 18th March 2018 an altercation took place between a number of males at the Shannon Knights Night Club,Tullyvarraga, Shannon. Two males were injured and taken to University Hospital Limerick. One male was subsequently pronounced dead in the hospital a short time later. The injuries of the second male (22 years) are not believed to be life threatening.”

A 19-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with the incident and is being detained at Shannon Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended

A post-mortem is due to take place later this Sunday at the mortuary at UHL, and the crime scene has been preserved for technical examinations. 

Gardai in Shannon are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information and in particular would like to speak to anyone who was in the Shannon Knights Night Club last night the 17th/18th of March to contact them in Shannon on 061 365900, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.