Gardaí make fresh appeal for information over drive-by shooting in Limerick City

Gardaí searching Hyde Road on Wednesday morning. Photo: Brendan Gleeson.

GARDAÍ issued a fresh appeal for information on Wednesday (June 14) about a drive-by shooting that occurred in Limerick City last week.

At least one shot was fired from a firearm in the vicinity of a number of people in the populated Hyde Road and Childers Road area around 1.15pm on Sunday June 4.

A statement released by Gardaí on Wednesday afternoon read: “Gardaí in Limerick are appealing for information following the discharge of a firearm in Limerick City on Sunday, 4 June 2023.”

“The incident occurred at approximately 1.15pm at Hyde Avenue/Childers Road in Limerick. No injuries were reported and there have been no arrests at this time.

“Investigating Gardaí at Roxboro Road Crime Office are seeking to speak with any witnesses who were in the vicinity of Hyde Avenue, Hyde Road, Childers Road, and other surrounding areas between 1pm and 2pm on Sunday, 4 June 2023.”

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The public appeal by Gardaí continued petitioning “any persons who may have information or any road user with dash-cam footage is asked to contact the Crime Office at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214 342, the Public Office at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214 340, or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.”

A Garda source confirmed a car was used in the June 4 gun attack, but no description of the car has yet been released by Gardaí.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning, around a dozen Gardaí, including uniformed members and plainclothes officers, from the city’s detective units combed areas along Hyde Road.

Gardaí closed off a section of Hyde Road near Colbert Railway Station as the officers conducted searches in the area for about an hour.

A Garda spokesman said the ground searches were not connected to the June 4 shooting.

Gardaí have yet to comment regarding Wednesday morning’s searches.