An incident room has been set up at Ennis Garda Station in response to recent violent crime in the town.
Investigations are continuing into the discharge of a firearm in Cloughleigh and a ramming incident at Gaurus on separate days last week.
Concern emerged in recent days over an escalation of violent crime in the Ennis area, with former Mayor of Clare, Ennis Councillor Mary Howard saying the area ‘doesn’t feel like a safe town at the moment’.
It follows reports of a firearm being discharged at Shallee Drive and Cloughleigh Road.
Gardaí subsequently carried out a number of searches in the Ennis area and a number of vehicles were seized as part of this investigation.
While on Friday afternoon, around 3 o’clock, a hit-and-run incident between the occupants of an Audi A6 and an Audi A4 occurred at Gaurus.
One car was rammed by the other and a number of men left one of the vehicles and fled the scene.
An extensive search was immediately carried out by local Uniformed and Detective Gardaí assisted by the Divisional Detective Unit, Armed Support Units from Limerick and Galway and the Garda National Air Support Unit.
The men involved have not been located.
An Incident Room has been set up at Ennis Garda Station and Clare’s Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Triona Brooks is urging anyone who witnessed these incidents to come forward.
“We’re appealing to anyone who may have dash cam or camera footage or anyone who has any information that may assist the investigation to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 68 48 100”.