Fatal shooting shocks Portarlington

THE people of Portarlington are in shock this morning (Monday, September 24) following a fatal shooting in the town.

THE people of Portarlington are in shock this morning (Monday, September 24) following a fatal shooting in the town.

At approximately 8.30am a man in his 20’s was seriously injured following the incident at Kilnacourt Woods housing estate.

The man was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The scene of the shooting has been preserved and the Garda Technical Bureau and the Office of the State Pathologist have been notified.

Gardaí in Portarlington are investigating the fatal shooting and they can be contacted at 057 86 23112.