Shot Limerick man uncle of injured Jordan

A man shot dead outside a house in the Southill area of Limerick was an uncle of five-year-old Jordan Crawford, who was shot in the leg outside the same house last month.

The man, who was in his 40s and who has been named locally as Noel Crawford, was standing in front of a house in O'Malley Park just before 3am when he was shot once by a gunman who approached on foot.

Mr Crawford is not believed to have been the intended target of this morning’s attack, but was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

He is the 25th person to be killed in gun-related attacks in Ireland this year.

His murder is believed to be linked to the long-running feud between rival criminal gangs in Limerick, but gardaí say he was not directly involved in the feud and was targeted because of the family to which he belongs.

He is understood to have been hit in the abdomen and died a short time later at Limerick Regional Hospital. He is the 25th person to be killed in gun-related attacks in Ireland this year.

Elsewhere, shots were also fired through an upstairs window at another house in O’Malley Park last night, but it is not known if the attack was connected to the fatal shooting.

A 33-year-old man was also injured in the shoulder during in a separate shooting in the Moyross area of the city last night, but that attack is believed to be unrelated to the violent feud.


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