Garda watchdog appeals for witnesses following Mallow incident

The Garda watchdog is appealing for witnesses after an officer shot a man in Mallow

The incident happened on the Mitchelstown Road at around 8:30 last night, when a car failed to stop at a checkpoint and a man received non-life threatening injuries to the shoulder.

Two men have been arrested for drug-trafficking and are being held at Mallow Garda Station.

The Garda Ombudsman confirms the incident involved the discharge of a firearm and an investigation is under way.

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