Man Shot In Car 'Seriously Injured'

A man has been seriously injured in Limerick after he was shot while sitting in a car.

The incident occurred at approximately 9.30pm last night when a man aged in his 20s sustained gunshot wounds while sitting in the car near the town centre. He was taken to Mid Western Regional Hospital where condition is described as critical.

The victim was sitting in a car along with two others when a man approached and fired a number of shots.

It is understood he was shot in the head.

The Emergency Response Unit and members of the Armed Regional Support units were on duty in the city at the time of the incident and were at the scene within minutes.

Gardai at Henry Street say they are investigating the circumstances of the shooting incident, which took place in St John's Square, Limerick.

This morning, Gardaí reported that during a follow up operation two males and one female all aged in their 20s were arrested.

They are currently detained at Henry St. and Roxboro Rd. Garda Stations under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Gardai are appealing to anyone in the vicinity St John's Square this evening between 9pm and 10pm to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry St. Garda Station 061-212400, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

17 September 2010
Dublin 'Kneecapping' Probe Leads To Arrest
Gardaí detectives investigating a shooting incident in Coolock, Dublin on Friday have arrested one man. The incident took place at Adare Road, Coolock shortly before 1.30am when officers responded to reports of shots being fired at the scene and when they arrived they discovered a 22-year-old man with a gun shot wound to his leg.
06 June 2016
Man Dies In Limerick Collision
A man has died in a crash in Co Limerick. The car veered off the road and hit a ditch at Dromsallagh at around 4.15am on Sunday, 05 June. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. A second man is currently being treated for his injuries at the University Hospital Limerick. The road has been re-opened.
11 May 2016
Man Killed In Road Crash In Waterford
A man has died in a road crash in Waterford. The collision, between a truck and a car, happened on the N25 just after Kilmacthomas at around 7.50am on Tuesday, 10 May. The man, aged in his late 20's, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck did not require medical attention.
14 January 2015
Garda Appeal For Witnesses To Fatal Galway Accident
Gardaí are appealing to witnesses of a fatal road accident in Galway on Tuesday night. A 60-year-old man died after his car hit a wall in the Liosban Industrial Estate at about 22:00. No other vehicles were involved in the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at University College Hospital Galway.
05 March 2013
Man Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash
A man has been killed in a collision in Galway. The car crash happened at around 2.45am this morning on the Headford to Galway Road. The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.