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Man arrested after woman shot and injured in Co Mayo shop

The woman has been taken to Mayo General Hospital for treatment after being shot and seriously injured this evening in Balla.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Updated at 21.35

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED one man in his 40s following a shooting this evening in Balla, Co Mayo.

A woman in her 50s was shot and injured by a lone gunman as she walked into a shop in Balla, Co Mayo. She was taken to Mayo General Hospital and gardaí have described her injuries as “serious”.

Gardaí have sealed off the area for a technical examination and the shotgun thought to have been used has been located at the scene.

The man is currently being detained at Castlebar Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The incident occurred at around 6.30pm and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who has any information regarding the shooting is asked to contact gardaí on 094 903 8200 or via the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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