Murder probe launched into Shannon stabbing

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Garda crime scene investigation

A POST mortem is being carried out this Sunday on the body of a man stabbed to death in Shannon following St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Gardai in Shannon are investigating the death of a 23-year-old male in a stabbing incident during the early hours of Sunday morning.  

At approximately 2am, Gardai say that an altercation took place between a number of males at the Shannon Knights Night Club, Tullyvarraga, Shannon.

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Two males were injured and taken to University Hospital Limerick. One male was subsequently pronounced dead in the hospital a short time later. 

The injuries of the second 22-year-old man are not believed to be lift threatening.

A 19-year-old was arrested a short time later in connection with the incident and is being detained at Shannon Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

A post mortem will take place later this Sunday in the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

Gardai in Shannon are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information and in particular would like to speak to anyone who was in the Shannon Knights Night Club last night the 17th/18th of March to contact them in Shannon on 061 365900, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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