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Gardaí investigating after man shot in Athlone

he incident occurred last night at about 9.40pm on Retreat Road.

GARDAÍ IN WESTMEATH are investigating after a man was shot in Athlone last night.

The incident occurred last night at about 9.40pm on Retreat Road.

A man aged in his late 20s received a gunshot wound to his lower leg.

The man was taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore, Co Offaly with minor injuries and has since been released.

A juvenile male has been arrested in relation to the incident and is currently being detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act (1939).

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

Read: Gardaí investigating two Dublin shootings last night

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