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Shots fired outside Westmeath pub

Gardaí said no one was injured in the incident but they are appealing for witnesses.

Athlone Garda Station.
Athlone Garda Station.
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GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to a shooting incident outside a pub in Westmeath yesterday evening.

A spokesperson told it is believed “a number of shots were fired” at around 7.30pm outside the pub in the Ballymore area of Athlone.

There have been no injuries reported. A Hyundai Trajet car with an LS plate, used in the incident was later found set alight.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and the investigation is ongoing.

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information can contact Athlone Garda Station on 090 649 2600.

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