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Gardaí launch investigation following shooting incident in Tullamore

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Gardaí in Offaly are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in Tullamore late last night.

The shooting happened on the outskirts of the town.

Shortly before 10pm a 21-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds to his legs during an incident in a field off Clara Road.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Tullamore Hospital for treatment.

His injures are not thought to be life threatening.

It’s understood a shot was fired from some distance away.

A second man (20s) present at the time escaped uninjured.

An incident room has been established at Tullamore Garda Station and no arrests have been made to date.

Searches in the field have been carried out at the scene and enquirers are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station 057-9327600 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.