Man injured after shot is fired by garda in Co Longford incident

Discharge of Garda firearm in Granard is referred to Gsoc for investigation

Gsoc confirmed it received a referral from An Garda Síochána and has deployed investigators to the scene. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gsoc confirmed it received a referral from An Garda Síochána and has deployed investigators to the scene. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

 

A man was injured after a Garda firearm was discharged during an incident in Co Longford on Monday.

Gardaí said they attended an incident in Granard as as part of an on-going investigation.

“During the course of this incident an official Garda firearm was discharged,” a Garda spokesman said.

“As this incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, An Garda Síochána are not in a position to comment further.”

Gsoc confirmed it received a referral from An Garda Síochána and has deployed investigators to the scene.

“We understand a male received an injury,” a spokeswoman said.