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Two arrested after armed gardaí fire on moving car

An officer was injured and two garda vehicles damaged after the car failed to stop when requested.

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after armed officers shot at a car which failed to stop for gardaí in Limerick.

Several shots were fired as the incident unfolded on the city’s Dooradoyle Road at around 4.30pm this afternoon. Two garda cars were damaged and one officer was also injured during the confrontation.

The officer was taken to Limerick Regional Hospital for observation. The scene of the incident is being preserved for technical examination.

The two males taken into custody – one in his late 20s and one in his mid-30s – are being held at Henry Street and Roxboro Road garda stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The Garda Ombudsman has been notified of the incident, as is standard procedure when shots are fired.

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