Gardaí shoot armed man in Cork pub… From RTE.IE
Gardaí have shot and injured a man in a public house on the north side of Cork city.
It is understood the gardaí were called to the Mo Chuisle pub on Blarney Street after reports that a man was waving a shotgun at customers there.
Investigators from the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission have begun an investigation into the shooting.
Gardaí were called to a disturbance at the pub on Blarney Street just before 7pm.
Gardaí are understood to have ordered the man to drop the weapon, and he was shot once in the stomach by one of the gardaí when he failed to do so.
The shotgun is understood to have been loaded.
The man was taken to Cork University Hospital where his condition is described as serious.
The Mo Chuisle pub has been sealed off and investigators from the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission have begun an investigation.
The injured man is related to a 41-year old father of four, Anthony Hennessy from Farranree in Cork, who collapsed and later died after he was ejected from the Mo Chuisle pub in March, 2008.
A number of people were later cleared at the circuit criminal court on charges related to Mr Hennessy’s death.