Tullamore Gardaí arrest man in connection with double shooting
Gardaí in Co. Offaly investigating a shooting incident at Cluain Darach yesterday evening have arrested a man.
A man and woman were shot in front of a seven-year-old boy at their home as the man was making his way into a house on the Cluain Darach estate in Tullamore at about 7pm last night.
The man, aged 32, and a woman were wounded and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Gardaí said a gunman jumped from a car outside the house and fired shots as the man was entering the house with the boy.
It is understood the child is the woman’s seven-year-old son.
The gunman made good his escape in a waiting car and the injured man and woman were taken to the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore.
A car believed to have been used in the attack was later found burned out in Durrow, Co Offaly.
Early this morning Gardaí from Tullamore arrested a man in his early 20’s in Co Offaly.
He is currently being detained at Tullamore Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.
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