Gardaí appeal for witnesses after a man was shot in Limerick

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GARDAÍ have appealed for witnesses after a man was shot in Limerick yesterday, Thursday, June 11.

The injured man, believed to be in his 40s, was rushed by ambulance from Castle Street in the city, adjacent to tourist hotspot King Johns Castle.

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One theory being investigated by Gardaí is that the injured man was shot in an estate on the north side of the city before he either drove himself or was driven towards Castle Street.

The area is located near the St Mary’s Park estate.

The man was found injured and slumped in a car outside a row of terraced houses, at Castle Street, shortly before 7pm on Thursday evening.

He was initially treated there by paramedics and transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick.

His condition was stable, gardai said.

A reliable source said Gardaí had sealed off “a number of scenes”, including at Castle Street.

Detectives assigned to serious crime investigations are now probing a motive for the gun attack.

“Shortly before 7 pm Gardaí and emergency services were called to Castle Street in Limerick City where a man understood to be in his 40s was discovered in a car with a gunshot wound,” said a Garda spokesman.

“He was removed from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. His condition is described as stable.“

“The scene is preserved for forensic and technical examination.”

“No arrests have been made to date,” they added.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the shooting or anyone acting suspiciously, before or closely after the time of the shooting is asked “to contact Henry Street Garda Station 061-212 400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111”.

Gardaí said their “investigations are ongoing”.