Two arrested following Limerick shooting

Gardai are investigating a shooting at New Road, Thomondgate [Picture: Michael Cowwhey]
TWO men are being questioned by gardai following a shooting incident on the northside of the city last night.

TWO men are being questioned by gardai following a shooting incident on the northside of the city last night.

A lone gunman fired a number of shots at a house at New Road, Thomondgate shortly before 8pm.

A young woman and two teenage boys were in the house at the time but nobody was injured.

According to gardai, a motorbike was seen leaving the scene and a man in his early 20’s was arrested nearby a short time later.

He is being questioned at Mayorstone garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

A second man, who was arrested shortly after midnight, is being detained at Roxboro Road garda station

The scene of the shooting has been forensically examined.

Cllr Maurice Quinlivan says residents in the area are shocked at what happened. “I would urge anybody with information to come forward straight away. This was a disgraceful attack on an innocent family,” he said.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.