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Monday, February 23, 2009

Weston gun attack leaves one injured

A man has been injured in a shooting attack in Weston overnight.

A lone gunman approached a house in Raheen Square around 3.50am this morning and proceeded to open fire on a downstairs window. A 21 year old occupant of the house was hit in the back a number of times.

A number of other people who were in the house at the time took cover and were not injured. The gunman then fled on foot. Gardai arrived on the scene a short time later and the injured man was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital however his injuries are said to be minor.

Technical examinations are expected to be carried out later today at the scene of the attack. Gardai are examining whether the attack was part of the long running Limerick feud or a development in a local Weston area conflict.

NEW DETAILS

Local radio reports that a second shooting occurred overnight. Reports say a man was confronted by a lone Gunman in Singland Park around 1am. A shot was fired but no one was injured.

The gunman fled on foot and no arrests have been made in either case.

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