Man in critical condition after Wicklow shooting

Man in critical condition after Wicklow shooting

A man was fighting for his life in hospital tonight after being shot on a farm.

Another man was arrested at the scene at Tree Wells in Aughrim, in Co Wicklow and is being questioned.

The victim, aged in his 50s, was hit once in the upper body by the shotgun blast shortly before 4.30pm this afternoon.

He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin where his condition was described as critical.

The man arrested at the scene, who is in his 20s, is being held at Arklow Garda station under section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act.

Garda sources indicated the incident is suspected of being domestic-related.


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