Gardaí investigate Castlebar shooting

Man in his 30s recovering in hospital

Gardaí believe the culprits fled in a bronze coloured Audi.

Gardaí believe the culprits fled in a bronze coloured Audi.

Fri, Mar 15, 2013, 15:50

A man in his 30s is recovering in hospital following a shooting in Castlebar, Co Mayo last night.

Gardaí say a number of shots were fired in the Castlegrove estate in Castlebar at 8.30pm.

The man’s wounds are not believed to be life threatening.

Gardaí believe the culprits fled the scene in a bronze coloured Audi car, which has not been found.

This incident maybe linked to another shooting at the Mace Service Station in Castlebar on January 6th this year when a relative of the person shot last night was also shot. The culprits on that occasion fled from the scene in a black coloured Golf g.t.i car which has not been located to date.

Gardaí at Castlebar are appealing for assistance from members of the public regarding any sightings of either the bronze coloured Audi car or the black g.t.i golf used in Januarys shooting.