Gardaí probe whether shot fired at car is linked to previous Edgeworthstown 'shooting'

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


Armed Gardai

The Regional Support Unit (RSU) were in Edgeworthstown on Sunday following reports that a shot had been fired at a car.

Gardaí believe a shot fired at a car in Edgeworthstown at the weekend may be linked to a previous gun attack three weeks earlier.

Armed officers from the Gardaí's Regional Support Unit (RSU) were drafted in on Sunday hours after a car was reportedly targeted in the Bracklin Road area of the town.

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No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made since the alleged incident.

A vehicle was seized a short time later and a technical examination carried out.

As gardaí await the results of those inquiries, efforts are now being made to establish a motive for the alleged incident.

One possibility detectives are assessing is whether it can be linked to a shooting last month where up to six shots were fired at a house in the Lisnanagh area of Edgeworthstown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Granard Garda Station at (043) 6686512.