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Mother and son injured at shooting during Wexford post office raid

A postmistress and her son are shot in the arm and leg respectively during a raid at Oulart Post Office at 10am.

Image: [File photo] Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A POSTMISTRESS AND her son have been injured during a shooting during a raid in a post office in Co Wexford.

The incident occurred when three armed men stormed the post office in Oulart at about 10am this morning. The men demanded money from the postmistress, in her mid 60s, and then shot her in the leg as she was behind the counter.

When her son, in his early 30s, heard the commotion he emerged from a back room, and was shot in the arm. A customer who was in the post office at the time was thought to be unharmed.

The raiders fled on foot with a sum of money, thought to be in the region of a few hundred euro. The direction of their escape is not known.

Both injured parties are undergoing surgery at Wexford General Hospital but neither is thought to have life-threatening injuries.

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