Sunday 25 September 2016

Man (29) rushed to hospital after latest gun attack

Allison Bray and Ryan Nugent

Published 03/05/2016 | 02:30

Local people gather as gardaí secure the shooting scene at Shancastle Drive in Clondalkin last night. Photo: Collins
Local people gather as gardaí secure the shooting scene at Shancastle Drive in Clondalkin last night. Photo: Collins

A man was rushed to hospital after being shot in the arm and leg in Dublin last night.

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The 29-year-old was walking on Shancastle Drive in Clondalkin when a car pulled up and a gunman opened fire.

The victim, who is believed to be from west Dublin, was rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The shooting is not believed to be linked to the ongoing Kinahan/Hutch feud.

One local source last night said the shooting appeared to be part of a "localised dispute".

The victim was walking shortly before 9pm when a silver saloon car, with at least two people inside, pulled up and the gunman fired up to four shots.

A pensioner who lives on the street said he was watching television when he heard shots being fired and "a car racing out" of the estate.

"It's very upsetting. My wife isn't well. She was up in bed sleeping. It's disgraceful," the man said.

The latest shooting comes seven days after Thomas Farnan (37) was shot dead in his home on Kilcronan Close, Clondalkin on April 25.

The two incidents are not believed to be related.

The scene was cordoned off by gardaí last night and gardaí from Ronanstown are leading the investigation.

Local Councillor Kenneth Egan said the recent spate of shootings in the area was "shocking".

"It's madness and uncalled for . . . It's happening too often around this area. It is a good area and there's some fantastic people in this area.

"I think there are enough gardaí in the area and they do a fantastic job.

"There's just a couple of thugs out there that have no shame, going around shooting people and have no respect for anybody, and that's the problem."

Irish Independent

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