Man shot in leg is 'all right', says dad
A YOUNG man was shot in the leg in the early hours of yesterday morning while his companion who was wearing a bullet-proof vest escaped uninjured in the incident.
The shooting happened at around 5.10am at the corner of a cul-de-sac at the Slieve Bloom Park estate, in Drimnagh, south Dublin.
The victim, who is 21, suffered an injury to his upper leg in the shooting. He has been named locally as David McNally, from Coultry Place in Ballymun. He was taken to St James's Hospital by ambulance. His injury is not life-threatening.
His father last night said that David was in a good condition in hospital, but did not want to talk about the incident.
"He's all right, yes. There's nothing we can say about it at the moment. We don't want to talk about it," he said.
The young man that Mr McNally was walking with was wearing a bullet-proof vest and is from Cappagh Drive in Finglas. Sources say that he is known to gardai.
Mr McNally and this man were walking in the estate when the gunman struck.
It is understood that the gunman fled the scene on foot, in the direction of the Long Mile Road.
Gardai were today trying to establish what the young men were doing so far from their northside homes at such an early hour of the morning.
Locals in the estate said that it was usually quiet.
Gardai at Crumlin station have appealed for anyone with any information to contact them on (01) 666 6200.