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Gardaí following 'several hundred separate lines of inquiry' following shooting that left Christopher Maguire (38) in critical condition

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 08/07/2016 | 15:08

Gardaí remove blood-stained clothing from the scene of the shooting in Dun Emer Place, in Lusk, Co Dublin Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
Gardaí remove blood-stained clothing from the scene of the shooting in Dun Emer Place, in Lusk, Co Dublin Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
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Gardai at the scene of a shooting at the Dun Emer housing development in Lusk. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are appealing for information after a man was critically injured in a shooting incident in Lusk, Co Dublin, earlier this week.

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Father-of-two Christopher Maguire (38) was shot five times in the gun attack in Lusk, north Co Dublin, at 9.50am at Dun Emer Place on Tuesday.

Emergency services arrived at the scene shortly after and the injured man was transferred to Beaumont Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Gardaí in Balbriggan have issued an appeal and established an incident room at Balbriggan Garda Station.

Gardaí remove blood-stained clothing from the scene of the shooting in Dun Emer Place, in Lusk, Co Dublin Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin
Gardaí remove blood-stained clothing from the scene of the shooting in Dun Emer Place, in Lusk, Co Dublin Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A family liaison offer has also been assigned to the case.

“I would like to thank members of the public who have provided information and assistance in the investigation to date,” Superintendent Noel Carolan said in a statement.

“Several hundred separate lines of inquiry are being followed by investigating Gardaí with assistance from detectives attached to the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other national units.

“I am again appealing to anyone with information to contact the incident room.”

Gardai at the scene of a shooting at the Dun Emer housing development in Lusk. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Gardai at the scene of a shooting at the Dun Emer housing development in Lusk. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

As well as information about the shooting, Superintendent Carolan said gardaí are seeking help tracing the movements of a white Volkswagen Golf, bearing a Northern Ireland registration number XFZ 9316.

He explained that they are interested in the car’s movements in the days and hours leading up to 10am on Tuesday July 5, and in particular any sightings of the car in the areas of Dun Emer Estate and Kilhedge Lane, Lusk.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Balbriggan Garda Station 01-8020510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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