A 38-year-old Ballina man who was shot in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo, on Monday, September 26, is now in hospital in University College Hospital Galway and is said to be stable.
Raymond Langdon sustained serious injuries during the incident, which occurred after he visited a house in the Connolly Park area of town at approximately 8pm. Mr Langdon was hit by three pellets fired from a shotgun which struck him in the face neck and chest.
Mr Langdon who is from the Mount Assumpta area of Ballina was described as being in a serious but stable condition at Sligo General Hospital in the hours after the attack. He was subsequently transferred to University College Hospital Galway where he is now described as being in a stable condition.
There is concern that Mr Thornton’s eyesight could be damaged after the attack which it has been claimed occurred because of a dispute over money owed.
A Tubbercurry man in his 30s who was known to Mr Langdon was arrested at the scene shortly after the incident.
He was subsequently detained by Ballymote gardaí under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 before being released without charge on Tuesday evening, September 27. A Garda spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing.
The shotgun was discharged after residents had heard a dispute and ‘a commotion’ involving two individuals on a footpath outside the house at Connolly Park.
A woman holding a child is said to have first answered the door to Mr Langdon. She returned inside and moments later another individual went outside to Mr Langdon, a row escalated and Mr Langdon was shot. Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Ballymote Garda Station on 071 9189500. or the Garda Confidential line at 1800 666111.