Man escapes injury in County Offaly as gun misfires

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Police are investigating an incident at a boxing gym in County Offaly on Thursday.

A man armed with a gun and wearing a balaclava attempted to shoot another man in the gym at the Axis business park in Tullamore at about 21:00 BST.

The gunman made two attempts to shoot but the weapon failed to fire and he fled.

A burned-out car was discovered a short distance away. No-one was injured in the incident.