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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Feud related shooting out the county

increasingly bitter and bloody feud between rival crime gangs escalates

A man has been arrested after a feud related shooting incident in the County today.

It believed two men were travelling in a van on the Limerick to Bruff road near Ballyneety when a car pulled up behind them and shots were discharged from the vehicle hitting the van but not injuring any of the two on board.

The armed men in the dark coloured saloon car then took off. It being reported that one of the men shot at, the driver, is a member of the Keane family.

The man arrested this evening can be held for up to 72 hours at Roxboro.

It comes after the killing of Frankie Ryan on Sunday night in Pineview Gardens.The prime suspect believed by Gardai to have assassinated 'Fat' Frankie is one of the city's most feared criminals who has just been released from prison according to Barry Duggan of the Irish independent.

He is also believed to have driven the motorbike which transported hired hitman James Martin Cahill to the home of murdered security man Brian Fitzgerald in Corbally.

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