RAAD admit Muff attack

Garda officers and forensics officers pictured at a laneway in Iskaheen, Muff on Tuesday morning after a burnt out motorcycle, suspected of being used in a gun attack on a house in Wheatfield, Muff on Monday night. 1103JM05

Garda officers and forensics officers pictured at a laneway in Iskaheen, Muff on Tuesday morning after a burnt out motorcycle, suspected of being used in a gun attack on a house in Wheatfield, Muff on Monday night. 1103JM05

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Vigilante group Republican Action Against drugs has issued a chilling statement claiming responsibility for a gun attack in Inishowen on Monday and saying it will be “leaving bodies on the street”.

In a statement released to the ‘Journal,’ RADD said a Donegal-based unit “attempted to execute” a named individual on Monday night.

The statement claimed; “Only for a malfunctioning weapon he would be dead.”

It added that RAAD would continue to target the man named.

The statement also claimed attempts to kill a man in the Brandywell area of Derry.

In an incident in Muff on Monday night, two men on a motorbike entered the housing estate, Wheatfield, just outside the village, at around 9.05pm.

One of the men then fired one shot from close range, damaging a window. It’s believed that toughened glass was installed recently at the proprerty.

The owner of the house, a 30 year-old man and his two children, aged nine and eleven, were in the property at the time. Nobody was injured during the incident.

An eyewitness told the ‘Journal’ the owner seemed very calm after the attack and was concerned about his children’s safety more than anything else.

“From what I know his children went to stay in a friend’s house, while the owner stayed with a neighbour. His daughter was really upset by the whole incident, it’s really shocking.”

Another local described the family as the perfect neighbours, adding that they kept to themselves.

“He was always out tidying up the estate and cutting the grass, you wouldn’t meet a nicer man.”

A motorbike was later found burned out in the rural area of Carnamoyle, Muff.

A senior Gardai source appealed for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area before or after the shooting to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540.

They particularly wanted to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious movements of a motorcycle in the vicinity.