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Monday, February 12, 2007

Feud shooting leads to 5 year jail sentence

A Moyross man charged in relation to a shooting out the county last year has been sentenced to five years in jail.

20-year-old Paul Reddan was charged with recklessly discharging a firearm on September 19th last.He had pleaded guilty.

Limerick Circuit court heard that the young man was the driver of a car, which opened fire on another vehicle near the village of Ballyneety.

Giving evidence today, Det Garda David Burke told the court how Mr Reddan along with two other members of the McCarthy Dundon gang pulled up behind a hiace van outside Ballyneety and opened fire. The attackers made off but Mr. Reddan was arrested later that day driving in Weston.

The detective told the court Mr. Reddan was not a leading member of the gang but was not on the periphery either.

Defence for the accused said as a result of the incident Mr. Reddans family have been forced to move out of their Moyross home after it was shot at a few days later.

“It was a lucky miracle nobody was killed”, said Judge Carroll as he sentenced the accused to five years behind bars.

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