Man and sister injured in shooting incidents
Published 14/08/2014 | 02:30
GARDAI are investigating separate shootings in Limerick and Cork that left two people injured. Both shootings are believed to be connected to unrelated feuds with the innocent victims caught in the crossfire.
In Limerick, a young man was shot in the side while his sister was also wounded by stray shotgun pellets. The shooting occurred at 3.30pm at Castleview in Newcastlewest, Co Limerick. The injured man, named locally as Ger Hennessy, had only returned to his native Limerick recently having spent time working in the UK.
Gardai said two men pulled up in a car and opened fire with a shotgun on the brother and sister as they chatted outside a nearby house, then fled in a silver coloured Volkswagen Passat.
Mr Hennessy was airlifted to Cork University Hospital (CUH) with a stomach wound which is understood to be serious but not life threatening. His sister Colette, who was struck by stray shotgun pellets, was in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, a drive-by shooting in Mahon in which two men narrowly escaped serious injury is believed to be linked to a bitter Cork feud.
A shotgun was fired from a passing car at two innocent men, who have no involvement in the feud, who were standing outside a local property. The shots shattered the windscreen of a parked vehicle but the men were uninjured.