Man dies following Mayo shooting

Attack happened at service station in Castlebar this afternoon

Gardaí are expected to launch a murder investigation following the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man in Mayo this afternoon.

The incident took place at a service station on the Moneen Road in Castlebar at approximately 3.30pm today.

The victim was shot a number of times and was rushed to Mayo General Hospital for treatment. He died from his wounds this evening.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out tomorrow morning at Mayo General Hospital by Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis.

Gardai are particularly interested in tracing a dark coloured estate car which was seen leaving the area at time.

The scene has been cordoned off for technical examination.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Castlebar garda station at (094) 903 8200 or any other station.