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File for DPP on Tulla shooting

© Pat Flynn 2015

The injured man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Gardaí are preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following yesterday’s shooting incident in Tulla.

One man is recovering in hospital while another has been questioned by gardaí following a shooting incident in in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The man in his 30’s sustained a gunshot wound to his upper leg in the incident which occurred in a house at Affick near Tulla.

Two men, understood to be friends, were in the house at the time. During the evening, a gun was produced and discharged hitting one man in the upper leg.

Gardaí from Scarriff and Killaloe responded to the incident along with an ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit from Ennis.

The man was treated and stabilised at the scene before being rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) for treatment.

His injuries have been described as “serious but not life-threatening” and was said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

The second man, believed to be in his 50’s, was arrested at the scene and detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act. He was taken to Ennis garda station for questioning.

Gardaí have said they are investigating “all the circumstances” of the incident including whether the men had been engaged in a disagreement before the shotgun was produced and discharged.

Investigating officers are also looking at whether the gun was discharged accidentally. The injured man is expected to be interviewed by gardaí once doctors confirm he is fit enough.

The scene of the incident was technically examined while the shotgun was taken away for forensic tests.

The man was released without charge late yesterday while gardaí have confirmed that a file on the matter will be prepared and forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in due course.

A garda spokesman confirmed: “Gardaí were called to a house at Affick, Tulla. One man was found to have sustained a serious but non-lifethreatenting injury and is recovering in hospital. A second man was arrested. We are investigating all the circumstances of this incident.”

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