Man (21) recovering in hospital following Limerick shooting

19-year-old man arrested following shooting in which victim suffered multiple injuries from suspected shotgun blast

A technical examination of the shooting scene in Limerick took place yesterday and searches were also under way. Detectives are still working to establish a motive for the shooting. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A technical examination of the shooting scene in Limerick took place yesterday and searches were also under way. Detectives are still working to establish a motive for the shooting. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Sun, Jun 23, 2013, 20:15

A man was recovering in hospital in Limerick tonight after being shot in the face in the city.

The victim (21) was shot in an area of open ground just off Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

It is understood he suffered multiple injuries to his upper body and face from suspected shotgun pellets.

He was recovering at University Hospital Limerick today, where his injuries were described as not life-threatening.

A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting. He was being held last night at Roxboro Garda Station under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

A technical examination of the scene took place yesterday and searches were also under way. Detectives are still working to establish a motive for the shooting.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda station (telephone: 061-214340), the Garda confidential line (telephone: 1800-666111) or any Garda station.