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vendetta Bitter feud suspected in Clonmel incident in which caravan was shot-up

Shortly after midnight a gunman opened fire on the caravan in the Brook Crescent area of Clonmel

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Gardai are investigating the shooting (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai are investigating the shooting (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai are investigating the shooting (Niall Carson/PA)

A bitter local feud is suspected of being the motive behind an incident in which a caravan was shot-up this morning.

The incident unfolded shortly after midnight in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, when a gunman opened fire on the property in the Brook Crescent area of the town.

Sources say that the target of the gun attack is a 28-year-old local man who is known to gardai.

He has been previously arrested in relation to violent disorder and assault offences and is believed to be involved in a number of disputes in Co Tipperary.

“Gardaí investigating an alleged discharge of a firearm this morning, in Oldbridge, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are appealing for witnesses,” a spokesman said today.

“At approximately 12:30am this morning 19/11/21, Gardaí received a report alleging that a firearm had been discharged in the Brook Crescent area of Oldbridge, Clonmel.

“No one was injured during the incident, however a residential property was damaged during the incident.

“A BMW 3 series saloon car was located burnt out in the Seskin area of Kilsheelan a short time later.

“Both scenes are currently preserved to allow a technical examination to take place.

“Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information in relation to this incident to come forward, particularly anyone who was in the Brook Crescent area of Clonmel or the Seskin area of Kilsheelan between 9:00pm last night 18/11/21 and 1:00am this morning 19/11/21 and who may have noticed a BMW 3 series saloon car.

“Any road users with camera footage are asked to make this footage available to investigating Gardaí.

“No arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing,” the spokesman added.

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