Gun victim (30) fights for his life
A MAN is fighting for his life today after being shot a number of times at close range outside a house in Dublin last night.
Robert Ryle (30) was injured in the neck and chest after a lone gunman approached him at 8.40pm as he stood outside a house at Foxdene Park in Clondalkin.
It is understood a number of shots were fired into him at close range. A handgun was used.
The victim, from Ballyfermot, is understood to be in a critical condition. He was rushed to Tallaght Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
The victim was known to gardai, and gardai are investigating whether the shooting is linked to the killing of brothers Paul (35) and Kenneth (32) Corbally. The convicted criminals were gunned down in Ronanstown in June.
Gardai at Ronanstown are investigating last night's shooting. No arrests have been made.
"A 30-year-old man was shot at 8.40pm," a garda spokesman said.
"A car pulled into the driveway of a house in Foxdene Park and the male passenger got out. He was approached by a lone gunman who shot him a number of times."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ronanstown gardai at 01 6667700, or ring the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.