Gardaí Investigate Reported Firearms Incident In Shannon

Gardaí in Shannon are investigating a reported incident involving a firearm in the town this morning.

It’s after a video appeared on social media, during which the sound of what’s believed to be a gun shot can be heard.

The firearm has since been seized, and it will now be sent for examination.


Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a firearms incident in Shannon at around 11.00 this morning.

A video shared on social media showed a dark car apparently closely following a white van on the roadway in the vicinity of St Senan’s Rugby Club and eyewitnesses report seeing a gun being pointed out a window of one of the vehicles.

At the end of the video, just after the vehicles drove out of view, what’s believed to be a single gunshot was heard.

A Garda spokesman confirmed they are investigating a ‘firearm incident’ but added the matter is still being investigated.

Separately, a stretch of roadway leading to the local graveyard has been sealed off, while crime scene investigation officers examined the area.

It’s not clear whether the incidents are related but Gardaí have confirmed that no-one was injured.

Gardaí are also asking anyone who may have information on the incident or who was in the area of the main road close the Ros Mín housing estate; St Senan’s Rugby Club as well as the graveyard and crematorium at Illaunamannagh, to contact them.

They are also seeking CCTV and dashcam footage that might assist them with their investigation.

Anyone with information can contact Shannon Garda station on 061 365 900 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.