Update: The two men arrested in connection with this alleged incident have been released without charge, after questioning. Gardaí will now prepare a file for consideration by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Gardaí have also reassured local people living in this area of Shannon that the Gardaí are dealing with the issues in the area and that extra patrols are being carried out.
Gardaí investigating the discharge of a firearm that occurred in Shannon on Wednesday last (13th January), have arrested two men.
A man in his 20s was arrested in Shannon yesterday, while a second man, in his late teens, was detained in the Ennis area this morning.
Both have been arrested under Section 30 of The Offences Against The State Act and are currently being detained at Shannon and Ennis Garda Stations.
Gardaí have reissued their appeal for anyone with information or who may witnessed anything at Illaunamanagh in Shannon on Wednesday morning, between 10.45am and 11.15am, to contact them at Shannon or Ennis Garda Stations.
It’s believed that the firearm was discharged on the roadway in the vicinity of St Senan’s Rugby Club at around 11.00am. Gardaí quickly responded to the scene while members of the Garda Armed Support Unit were also requested to assist.
Gardaí later sealed off a stretch of roadway leading to the local graveyard while crime scene investigation officers examined the area.
During a follow-up search in the area, a ‘suspected firearm’ was discovered by Gardaí and has been sent away for technical examination.
A video shared on social media showed a dark car apparently closely following a white van. Eyewitnesses report seeing a gun being point out a window of one of the vehicles.
At the end of the video, just after the vehicles drove out of view, what’s believed to be a single gunshot was heard.
Shannon Gardaí can be contacted at 061 365900, Ennis Gardaí at 065 6848100 or you may contact the Garda Confidential line 1800-666-111.