Tullamore Gardaí arrest man in connection with double shooting

The scene in Cluain Darach, Tullamore, Co. Offaly where the shooting took place. Picture: Jeff HarveyThe scene in Cluain Darach, Tullamore, Co. Offaly where the shooting took place. Picture: Jeff Harvey

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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