Man and woman injured in County Limerick shooting

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A MAN and a woman have been seriously injured in a shooting at a housing estate in Newcastle West this Wednesday afternoon.

The male, understood to be in his 30s was shot outside a house in the Castleview estate of the county Limerick town shortly after 3:30pm. He has been seriously injured in the incident when he was shot by a lone gunman on the right side.

The female victim was injured in the shooting and received wounds from pellets

Both of the victims have been taken to University Hospital Limerick.

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Gardaí at Newcastle West have appealed for witnesses and are looking to trace the whereabouts and movements of a 2003 registered silver coloured Volkswagen Passat.

They are appealing for witnesses who at have seen the car.

Gardai and investigators from the Limerick division are trying to establish a motive for the gun attack but no arrests have been made as of yet.

The scene at Castleview has been sealed off and a technical and forensic examination will be carried out.

An incident room has been set up at Newcastle West Garda Station which can be contacted on (069)20650.