Friday 30 January 2015

Man shot near creche during morning rush hour

Published 21/03/2014 | 09:28

A man is in a critical condition after he was shot this morning near a creche in the Donaghmede area of Dublin.

The incident took place at approximately 9am on the Holywell Avenue, Gardai have confirmed to

The victim, in his 30s, was approached by a lone gunman and was shot. It is believed he was hit in the head. The gunman left the scene on foot.

The victim had been dropping a child to the creche.

The man in question was shot last year as part of an internal Real IRA feud, and Gardai had warned him his life was in danger.

They are now investigating possible dissident republican links to this morning's shooting.

It is understood that the man was a close associated of former Real IRA figure Alan Ryan. He was wanted by the PSNI in connection with two murders in the North.

The man has been taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital. Gardaí are at the scene which is preserved pending a technical examination.

It is understood that the victim is in a critical condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Coolock Garda Station 01-6664200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Paramedics attend to injured shooting victim outside creche in Donaghmede this morning
The scene of the shooting on Holywell Avenue outside Little Rainbows Creche
Gardai at the scene of this morning's shooting on Holywell Avenue
Garda forensics at the scene of this morning's shooting
A Garda forensics officer photographs the scene of this morning's shooting
Blood on the road at the scene of this morning's shooting on Holywell Avenue

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