Teenage boy arrested following shooting in Athlone last night


An investigation has been launched following a shooting incident in Athlone on Saturday night.

A man in his 20s was shot in the lower leg at around 9.40pm on Retreat Road.

He was brought to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore where he was treated for his injuries and had since been discharged.

The area was sealed off for technical examination. 

A teenage boy has been arrested in relation to the incident and he is currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The Sate Act, 1939.

Anyone with information can contact Gardaí in Athlone on (090) 649 2609.