Friday 19 December 2014

Father and son injured in double shooting

Published 13/03/2014 | 23:18

Thursday 13 March 2014. Scene of shooting on Clifden Drive, Ballyfermot.
Scene of shooting on Clifden Drive, Ballyfermot
Scene of shooting on Clifden Drive, Ballyfermot
Scene of shooting on Clifden Drive, Ballyfermot

A father and son are lucky to be alive today after being shot in the back in a targeted attack in Dublin last night.

The men were walking together on Clifden Road in Ballyfermot when they were shot by a gunman at 10.20pm.

The older man is a 52-year-old believed to live locally, while the younger man is in his late 20’s.

Both men were rushed to St James’s Hospital where their injuries were said to be not life threatening.

Gardai sealed off the street where the shooting occurred pending a forensic examination by members of the garda technical bureau.

A short while later a car believed to be the getaway vehicle used by the gunmen was discovered on fire on nearby Croftwood Crescent.

The fact that there was a possible getaway vehicle that was burned out leads gardai to be believe the shooting was well organised and as a result they are treating the case as attempted murder.

It is unclear if one or both of the men were specifically targeted, but gardai say one of the men could have been injured during an attempt on the other man’s life.

Gardai in Ballyfermot are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have seen suspicious or unusual behaviour in the vicinity of Cliften Drive, Ballyfermot between 10pm and 10.30pm to contact them on 01 6667200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Irish Independent

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