Player shot during soccer match near Limerick-Tipperary border

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GARDAÍ in Tipperary are investigating after a man was shot while playing soccer at a sports ground in a village near the Limerick-Tipperary border last night (Saturday January 6).

Gardaí have issued a public appeal for information in the wake of the shooting, which took place “at a sports venue in Rear Cross, County Tipperary”.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene shortly after 9pm last night at the sports venue “where an adult male participating in a soccer match under floodlights sustained a gunshot wound to the arm”.

The man was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel and brought to University Hospital Limerick for further assessment.

It is believed that his injuries are not fatal.

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The scene was preserved for technical and forensic examination by Garda investigators.

A Garda spokesman confirmed to the Limerick Post this morning that no arrests have been made and that investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí have issued a public appeal to any witnesses to the shooting, with a particular interest for “individuals who may have been hunting in the area at the time” to make themselves known.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067 50 450 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.