Police investigate Newry house shooting

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Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Police in Newry are investigating an incident in the Crannard Gardens area of the City. Damage was caused to an unoccupied house in the area sometime overnight last night. The outer pane of glass in a double glazed window in the property was cracked during the incident and police say they are investigating claims that this damage was caused by shots being fired. Earlier today, Newry Times reported that a person claiming to be representing the South Down Command of the Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) claimed responsibility for the Crannard Gardens shooting. The CIRA statement said, “Last night our volunteers carried out a gun attack on a house in Crannard Gardens, Carnagat. “The individual living in this house is a member of a travelling criminal gang who is deeply involved in the drug trade. This person unfortunately was not at home.” Police would appeal for anyone with any information to contact them in Newry on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111. More on this story: CIRA make chilling threats of ‘severe, military action’ against members of travelling community
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