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Three men arrested over gangland-style shooting of Christy Keane

Keane was shot several times in a University of Limerick car park last year.

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THREE MEN HAVE been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of convicted drug dealer Christy Keane last year.

Keane (55) was shot a number of times as he parked his car on the grounds of the University of Limerick at around 6.35am on 29 June, 2015.

The brother of murdered criminal gang boss Kieran Keane managed to flee but was left seriously injured.

Gardaí investigating the incident arrested two men in their 30s in the Limerick area this morning.

They are currently detained under Section 50 of the 2007 Criminal Justice Act at the Henry Street and Mayorstone garda stations.

A third man in his 50s was arrested in Limerick shortly before noon.

He is being held at Roxoboro Road garda station under Section 30 of the 1939 Offences against the State Act.

This brings to nine the number of people arrested in connection with the shooting to date.

The investigation is ongoing.

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