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BREAKING: Man critical after being shot by garda

BREAKING: Man critical after being shot by garda

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot by a garda in Limerick.

While details are only emerging it is understood the gun may have been discharged accidentally.

It is believed the man who was injured is from Eastern Europe.

The man was rushed to hospital after the emergency services were called immediately.

It is understood there were a number of gardai in the area at the time.

The offices of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have been informed of the incident and will now begin an investigation.

AA Roadwatch area reporting that the Shanagolden/ Newcastle West Rd (R521) is closed at Jobbers Cross due to 'an incident'.

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