Investigation Underway Following Pub Shooting

INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY FOLLOWING PUB SHOOTING

Gardaí in Westmeath are investigating a shooting at a pub.

A car – believed to be involved in the incident – was later found on fire.

At around 7.30 yesterday evening, a number of shots were fired outside a pub in Ballymore, near Athlone, however, no one was injured.

Gardaí say the car involved in the incident – a Laois registered, Hyundai Trajet – was seen travelling in the Athlone direction.

It was found on fire a short time later.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and an investigation has been launched.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station.

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