Getaway car used in Shane Rossiter murder found burnt out
GARDAI have found a burnt-out car which they believe was used by the killers of Shane Rossiter, who was shot dead in a rural village, writes Tom Brady.
Officers are satisfied that a Clonmel-based criminal ordered the hit on Rossiter (30) because of a personal row and possibly a drugs debt.
He was murdered when the gunman called to a house in Golden, Co Tipperary, where he was staying.
Gardai found the getaway car, an Audi, in the Nire river valley, near Ballmacarbry village, which is between Clonmel and Dungarvan.
Forensic tests are under way on the car, which had not been reported stolen, while gardai are attempting to trace its recent history to establish when it was last sold.
They are hoping that forensic examination of the car and of the scene of the murder -- as well as CCTV footage -- could provide clues to help identify the gunman and his driver.
Gardai are now satisfied that Rossiter was the target of the attack when two shots were fired last Wednesday.