BREAKING: Man shot in Longford

Liam Cosgrove

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Liam Cosgrove

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liam.cosgrove@longfordleader.ie

BREAKING: Man shot in Longford

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances behind an alleged shooting incident.

A man is being treated in hospital this evening after allegedly being shot in the leg in an incident that occurred at a location between Edgeworthstown and Granard.

It's understood the victim, who is from the local area, sustained a wound to his leg during an altercation with gardaí at around 5pm.

The incident is believed to have occurred when a garda discharged a firearm, killing an Alsatian dog and causing what have been described as minor injuries to the man. 

Gardaí and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are investigating the incident.