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Friday, July 21, 2006

Update on shootings – suspicious device found

Local radio reports today that a number of people have been arrested in relation to the overnight shootings in the city.

And more information to pass on in relation to the shooting of a teenager last night.

RTE is now reporting that he was only 15 and was not the intended victim of the drive by shooting.

Gardai believe that a man who was driving a car nearby, which was carrying a woman and an eight-year-old boy as passengers, was the intended target.

The car used in the shooting has been found burnt out in Annacotty this morning. Gardai also say that the incident and later shootings may be connected to a cross-city feud between a number of rival factions.

The Army Bomb disposal unit was called out around 4am this morning to deal with a device that looked like a grenade. It was found in the back garden of a house in Caherdavin.This could also be related to the above incidents.

A busy night in the city.

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