Seven arrests in Shane Rossiter murder probe

Seven people were continuing to be questioned in connection with the murder of Clonmel man Shane Rossiter at garda stations around the county yesterday (Tuesday) as The Nationalist went to press.

Seven people were continuing to be questioned in connection with the murder of Clonmel man Shane Rossiter at garda stations around the county yesterday (Tuesday) as The Nationalist went to press.

The five men and two women aged between their early 20s and early 40s were arrested in the Tipperary area on Monday morning.

They were arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 and can be detained for up to three days.

Mr Rossiter was gunned down in a house in Chapel Lane in Golden village shortly after 6.30am on October 17. He was shot in the stomach when he went to answer a knock at the door. He was staying in the house at the time with two other men and three women.

The 30 year-old victim was rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A Garda murder investigation was immediately launched led by Supt. Nicholas McGrath in Tipperary town.

Mr Rossiter’s death was the second tragedy to devastate his family. His brother Brian died ten years ago at the age of 14 three days after he was found unconscious in a cell in Clonmel Garda Station.