Tuesday 6 December 2016

Hunt on for gang after man shot in head

Published 08/12/2011 | 05:00

AT least three suspects are being sought by gardai investigating the shooting of a young man sitting in his car in a housing estate, writes Tom Brady.

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Richard Corrigan (25), from Brayton Park, Kilcock, Co Kildare, was shot in the head but was recovering from his injuries in hospital last night.

Gardai believe a detailed forensic examination of one of the cars used by the gang in their getaway from the scene on Tuesday morning could yield vital clues to the identity of the gunman and his accomplices.

Officers have established that two of the fleeing gang made their way across the M4 motorway and into nearby Castletown estate after they were forced to abandon their car at a garda checkpoint.

A second car was found burnt out at Courtown Wood in Kilcock, about a kilometre from the scene of the attack.

Mr Corrigan was about to drive away from his home at Brayton Park when the exit from the estate was blocked by one car while a second vehicle pulled alongside him.

The passenger in the second car jumped out and fired a couple of shots at Mr Corrigan, hitting him in the head.

Gardai said last night they had not established a firm motive for the attack but were working on a number of lines of inquiry.

Meanwhile, gardai believe two men who were injured in a shooting incident in a Dublin suburb may have fallen foul of a gang of local "heavies".

Officers suspect that a group, who have been acting as self-appointed enforcers in the area, were responsible for the attack in a house at Huband Road in Bluebell on Tuesday.

Irish Independent

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