Teenager in court today over alleged Athlone shooting

A 17-year-old youth is due to appear in Longford District Court today in relation to an alleged shooting incident in Athlone last November.

At a previous court sitting, the teenager faced three charges in connection with the shooting at Convent Grounds, Bower Hill, in which a man sustained leg injuries.

He has been charged with the unauthorised use of a Marlin pump action shotgun, reckless discharge of a firearm and handling stolen property.

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The court heard the rifle and ammunition were in the boot of a car being used for shooting by a contractor working for the Department of Agriculture.

Judge Seamus Hughes remanded the teenager on bail to appear in court again today.