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Man arrested after Tullamore shooting

A man in his 20s was arrested early this morning in connection with the shooting, which was witnessed by a seven-year-old boy.

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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in connection with a shooting that wounded two people in Offaly last night.

At around 7pm last night, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were injured after a lone gunman approached a house in the Cluain Darach area of Tullamore.

The man was with his seven-year-old son at the time.

The gunman made his escape in a waiting car and the injured man and woman were taken to the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore.

The car was later found burnt out near Durrow, Co. Offaly.

Early this morning gardaí from Tullamore arrested a man in his early 20s in the Offaly area.

He is currently being detained at Tullamore Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

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