Man (24) involved in violence at infamous Swedish House Mafia gig walks into hospital after being shot
Published 19/01/2016 | 06:32
A young man is recovering in hospital after being shot several times in Tallaght last night.
The victim, named locally as Sean Hulgrain (24), was blasted a number of times in the Parkhill West estate of Kilnamanagh at approximately 8.50pm.
A Silver Volkswagon Passat with an unknown number of occupants fired a number of shots at a 06-D blue Mazda 3 containing two men.
The Passat was discovered a short time later partially burned out at Benmadigan Road, Drimnagh.
He was hit in the arm and back and was brought to Tallaght Hospital, the other man was unharmed.
Shocked medical staff alerted gardai when the injured male walked into the hospital’s Emergency Department.
The man is currently being treated for his injuries, which are being described as “non life-threatening”.
Hulgrain, who is originally from the Thornfield area of Clondalkin, received a suspended sentence last year after being found guilty of breaking the nose of an off-duty garda during the infamous Swedish House Mafia concert.
During the trial, the court heard how Hulgrain approached the off-duty garda who was attending the concert.
He then proceeded to call the officer a “garda scumbag” before punching him in the face and running off.
He has around 17 previous district convictions including making a threat to kill.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone in the Parkhill West area of Tallaght between 8.15pm and 8.45pm to contact Tallaght Garda Station.
Any person who may have seen the 00-D-92403 silver VW Passat either at Parkhill West, Tallaght or at Benmadigan Road, Drimnagh on the night of Monday 18th January 2016 is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 6666000 or the Garda Confidential Number on 1800 666111