Man shot dead at service station
Published 19/12/2013 | 08:51
A murder probe has been launched after a 26-year-old was shot dead.
The victim, named locally as Owen Maughan, was shot a number of times in the back at a service station at Moneen in Castlebar, Co Mayo, yesterday afternoon.
He was taken to Mayo General Hospital where he died.
Deputy state pathologist Michael Curtis will carry out a post-mortem examination at the hospital later today.
The gun attack is believed to be linked to a traveller feud with another family and similar gun attacks in the area.
Mr Maughan is the third member of his family to be shot. His younger brother was injured in a drive-by attack at the same service station in January but has since made a full recovery.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to come forward.