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Man arrested over shooting incident in Co Cork village overnight

It’s reported a dog was shot in the incident in the village of Newmarket.

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A MAN’S BEEN arrested in connection with an incident involving a gun in the Co Cork village of Newmarket overnight.

Gardaí earlier issued an appeal for the public’s help tracing a car involved in the incident, which happened in the early hours of the morning.

RTÉ News is reporting that a dog was killed and a four-wheel drive vehicle damaged. A number of shots were fired from a shotgun, it’s reported.

In a statement this morning, gardaí said they were seeking the public’s assistance in locating” a car involved in an incident overnight”.

“Earlier this morning at approximately 2.30am Gardai were called to a house in the Newmarket area of Co Cork following reports of a dispute,” the statement said.

No one was injured and a male in his 30s left the scene in a 131 C registration Black Toyota Corolla saloon car.

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“Gardaí wish to seek the assistance of the public in locating this car and anyone who has seen it or knows of its movements is asked not to approach,” said this morning’s statement.

It was later confirmed that a man had been arrested. He’s being detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Mallow Garda Station.

Gardaí are no longer looking for the car.

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