Youth arrested following shooting in Athlone released without charge

A juvenile who was being questioned at Athlone garda station in relation to a shooting incident at the weekend in which a man was injured has been released without charge.

The man sustained injuries to his leg after shots were fired in the Convent Grounds, Bower Hill in the town on Saturday night.

The youth was released last night and a file will now be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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A second youth, aged 17 years arrested at the same time was charged in Longford District Court yesterday and is due to appear in court again on February 7th next.