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Former Fianna Fáil councillor shot at while driving with family

There was nobody seriously injured in the incident but Ger Killally received minor injuries when the car he was driving overturned.

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A NUMBER OF shots were fired near the Offaly home of developer and former Fianna Fáil election candidate Ger Killally this morning.

Gardaí say they are investigating an incident which occurred outside a residence at Shean in Edenderry at about 10.40am.

Shots were fired at Killally, who is in his 40s, as he was leaving his property. He was driving his silver Volkswagen Passat at the time. After he drove a short distance away, he collided with a ditch and the vehicle overturned.

Nobody was injured in the shooting but the driver and three passengers sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. It is understood the three passengers were the developer’s father and his two young sons.

The shots were fired from a silver Astra saloon car with a partial registration 06-D.

Gardaí investigating the shooting have appealed to anyone who was in the vicinity between 9.30am and 10.40am today to contact them. An incident room has been established and can be contacted on 057 932 7600.

Killally is a former councillor who ran in the 2002 general election. Last year he was given a three-year suspended sentence for stealing from the court official assigned to manage his bankruptcy. He was also ordered to complete community service for forging documents to hide the crimes.

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