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Shooting incident at Balla, Mayo on the 31/5/11

Gardai at Casltebar are investigating the circumstances of a shooting incident which occurred at Balla, Co. Mayo, on the 31/5/2011.

At approximately 18.30 hours a middle aged woman was seriously injured when she was shot by a lone gunman at a shop on Main Street, Balla. She was taken by ambulance to Mayo General Hospital.
The scene has been preserved pending a full technical examination and  shotgun used in the incident has been recovered. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room at Castlebar Garda station.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station 094 9038200, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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