A Garda who was shot and seriously injured in Castlerea last night has died from his injuries.

The shooting incident took place on Main St in the town shortly before midnight.

It's understood an ambulance crew that were in the area treated the detective, but he has since passed away from his injuries.

In a statement, An Garda Siochana says it's with deepest sadness that they have confirmed the death of a colleague.

His identity will be confirmed once family and relatives have been informed.

Midwest News understands the detective's firearm was taken from him and he was shot a number of times with the gun.

The incident occurred near the AIB Bank on Main Street.

One man was arrested and is being detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

Main St and St Patrick Street are sealed off this morning as forensic examinations get underway.

Castlerea-based Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice says the shooting incident has shocked the local community....


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