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Friday, January 12, 2007

Feud related shooting incident

Gardai have arrested an 19 year old man after a shooting incident outside the city today.

Shots were discharged from one car at another car as they were inbound on the dual carriageway near the Radisson Hotel at lunchtime today. The driver of the car who was on his own was uninjured in the attack.

The shooting stopped after one of the cars crashed through a fence near the hotel and the occupants fled the scene.

Gardai say the incident is related to a feud on the city. Both cars are being forensically examined.

"high-speed assassination attempt"
Jimmy Woulfe of The Examiner has more,
The intended victim, a known criminal associated with the McCarthy-Dundon gang, was returning to Limerick after appearing at Ennis District Court.

Garda Superintendent Gerry Mahon, Henry St, said the Passat crashed near the entrance to the Radisson Hotel and the occupants fled from the scene.

Supt Mahon said: “The other car was located in the northside of the city a short time later and was taken to Mayorstone garda station for forensic examination.

This is a very, very serious incident and we would ask anybody travelling between Setrights Cross and the Radisson Hotel between 1pm and 1.35pm yesterday to contact gardaí.”

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