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Gardaí appeal for help after suspected shooting of Lithuanian man

A 31-year-old Lithuanian sustains heavy injuries – believed to be gunshot wounds – after an attack on a house in Athenry.

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GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED a public appeal for witnesses or anyone with information on the whereabouts of a group of Lithuanian nationals living in Athenry in Co Galway, after a man received suspected bullet wounds to his leg.

Gardaí from Athenry were called to a disturbance at the house at Fernhill last night,when they discovered extensive damage to the property – though there was no sign of its occupants.

Some time later, a 31-year-old man attended Galway Clinic with injuries to his leg, which Gardaí say they believe to be bullet wounds.

The man has been transferred to University College Hospital in Galway, where his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Gardaí are trying to establish the identity and whereabouts of the occupants of the house, and have appealed for public assistance in tracing them.

The incident room at Galway Garda Station can be contacted at (091) 538000.

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