A 21-year-old man has been taken to Mayo General Hospital after being injured in a shooting in Castlebar.

The shooting took place at a petrol station in Moneen, Castlebar, shortly after 5pm.

It is understood the local man was shot a number of times as he was getting into his van and preparing to drive away.

The shots were fired from another vehicle, which pulled up alongside the van.

A brother of the injured man was with him at the time and he was also taken to hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.