A man in his 60's was shot dead near Ballyhaunis last night.

Gardai say the fatal shooting occured in Aghamore just before midnight.

A man in his 60's was pronounced dead at the scene, which is being preserved for technical examination.

A man in his 80's has been arrested in relation to the incident and is being detained at Castlebar Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information to contact Claremorris Garda Station at 094 - 9372080 or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666 111



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