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Monday, February 16, 2009

One questioned following feud shooting

A man who was shot in the knee in Weston Friday night, was targeted as part of a local running feud in the area, according to published reports today.

The victim was approached by a lone gunman and shot in the knee at Clarina Avenue around 10.30pm Friday night. Locals in the area came to his aide and he was taken by car to the Mid Western Regional Hospital, not waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The gunman fled the scene on foot.

Gardai now believe this incident is linked to a fragmentary feud on the southside of the city,
“Gardai believe the gunman was ordered by leading members of the McCarthy-Dundon gang to shoot the young man.

The alleged culprit is also from the city's southside and is well known to gardai from previous criminal investigations.

It is believed that the incident may be connected to a localised feud on the southside of Limerick between the McCarthy-Dundon gang and another outfit based in the Southill area of the city, the Curtin gang.”
Via Irish Independent
A man was arrested following the incident and was interviewed by investigating Gardai. He has since been released and investigations are described as ongoing.

The victim remained in hospital over the weekend.

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