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Owner of green van sought in connection with fatal Cork shooting

Gardaí are searching for the driver or occupants of a green Ford Transit van which was in the Grenagh area of Blarney when a 30-year-old man was fatally shot last week.

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man in Cork last week are appealing for information.

The victim, Packie Hogan, was shot after a disagreement with an occupant of a car on the Waterloo to Grenagh road, near Blarney on Thursday 10 January. It is believed Hogan had been driving a van when he got into the confrontation with the other driver.

A firearm and ammunition believed to be linked to the attack were uncovered investigating officers at Garrycloyne, a few kilometres from Blarney.

Three men were arrested in connection with the shooting. Last night, two of the three men arrested appeared before Cork District Court. A third man was released and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí say that they are aware a green Ford Transit van was in the Birchill area of Grenagh at the crucial time of 3.30pm to 4pm on the day of the killing. They add that, at some stage, this same van would have been in the vicinity of Birchhill House.

Gardaí believe that the driver or occupants of this van are important potential witnesses and are requesteng that they contact the incident room at Gurranabraher Garda Station on 021 4946200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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