Gardai Continue To Question 80 Year Old Man Over Mayo Shooting

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Gardaí are continuing to question a man in his 80s following last night shooting in Co. Mayo. A man in his 60s was shot dead at Aghamore near Ballyhaunis shortly before midnight.

Late last night a man in his 80s was at his home in Aghamore – when he heard a noise outside. He went to investigate and its understood he fired a gun to try and scare off any potential intruder.

However a man in his 60s from the neighbouring parish of Knock was in the area and was shot and killed.

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The country lane where the house is located has been closed off and the scene has been preserved. A vehicle – believed to belong to the victim – has been covered by a tarp and remains at the scene.

The man in his 80s was arrested and is being held at Castlebar Garda Station – where he can be held for up to 24 hours.

An incident room has been set up at Claremorris Garda Station – and Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.