27/04/2011

Athreny Shooting Incident Probed

An investigation into a serious incident at a house in Athenry, County Galway is currently underway.

Around 9pm yesterday, Gardai responded to a call about a disturbance in a house in Fernhill. Upon entering the property they discovered extensive damage.

Some time later a 31-year-old Lithuanian man attended a Galway Clinic with injuries to his leg, which are believed be bullet wounds. He was later transferred to University College Hospital Galway where his condition is described as not life threatening.

Gardai would like to establish the identity and present whereabouts of the occupants of the house who are described as Lithuanian Nationals. Witnesses are urged to contact the incident room at Galway Garda Station.

(BMcN/GK)

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