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Burglary and shooting incident at Kilmoyle, Longford on the 23/2/12

Gardai are Edgworthstown are investigating the circumstances surrounding a burglary and shooting incident at Kilmoyle, Co. Longford on the 23rd February 2012.

At approximately 6.30am a man, aged in his 30's, disturbed three males on his property at Kilmoyle, Co. Longford.  During the incident the property owner discharged a shot from a firearm injuring one of the men.  The second male escaped on foot and was arrested a short distance away following a search of the area by Gardai.  The third male fled the scene in a van stolen during the incident which contained work tools.  He was arrested when Gardai intercepted the van on the N4 a short time later. 

The injured man, aged in his 20's, was taken by ambulance to Mullingar Regional Hospital. The two arrested men, also aged in their 20's, are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at Longford Garda Station. 

The scene is preserved pending a full technical examination.

Gardai from Granard, Longford, Ballymahon, Roscommon, and the Air Support Unit were involved in the operation. 

Gardai are appealing for anyone in the Kilmoyle area between 4.30am and 7.30am to contact Edgdeworthstown Garda Station 043 6671002 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.