Latest: Man in Limerick hospital after shooting is named locally; Gardaí make arrest

By David Raleigh

Update - 9.53pm: The man shot in Limerick has been named locally as Terry Casey.

Earlier: A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was shot in the stomach in Limerick.

Reports say that the man in his mid 30s suffered gunshot wounds to his body at the halting site at Clonglong on the south of the city at around 2.30pm this afternoon.

It is believed the firearm used in the incident was a shotgun.

The man, who is believed to be a member of a family well-known to gardaí that live at the halting site, was taken to University Hospital Limerick and his condition is described as serious.

According to gardai the man was not brought to hospital by ambulance but that he presented himself at University Hospital Limerick, having sustained “apparent gunshot wounds”.

The victim is a member of a family well-known to gardaí, residing at Clonglong halting site, close to the Southill housing estate.

The gunman is believed to have fled in a vehicle and Gardaí are investigating if a Suzuki Vitara found burnt out in the Kennedy Park housing estate near the scene of the shooting is connected to the attack.

Gardaí have since arrested a man in his late 20s in connection with the shooting.

He is being held at Roxboro Road Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

Officers have sealed off an alley behind some houses in the estate and do not know the motive for the attack.

They will carry out a technical and forensic examination of the car and area around it.

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