Incident Summary:

04/18/2014: An assailant opened fire and killed Tommy Crossan, a former dissident republican, along Springfield road in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA).



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Northern Ireland


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Springfield road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Former Member of the Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA): Tommy Crosson
Nationality of Target Northern Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud," Associated Press Newswires, April 18, 2014.
"Murder of Warren Crossan in Belfast ‘callous and reckless’, police say," Yahoo! News UK and Ireland, June 28, 2020.