Wednesday 18 October 2017

Man shot three times in chest in Dublin attack

A garda at the scene of the shooting in Coolock
A garda at the scene of the shooting in Coolock

A YOUNG man was shot three times as he walked into a local shop in north Dublin.

Carlo Moloney (22) was blasted in the arm and leg at Ferrycarrig Park in Coolock at around 6.45pm last night. A motive for the shooting still remains unclear.

He was driven to Beaumont Hospital by a friend where his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The victim was walking into a local shop when he was approached from behind by a gunman who shot him three times with a handgun.

The victim, who is reported to have family who are originally from Italy, was walking into a local shop when he was approached from behind by the person who shot him.

It is understood that a handgun was used in the attack.

Annette Murphy, a shop assistant who works in a store beside the scene, said that she heard what she thought were fireworks going off, only to discover later that someone had been shot.

 “You think you're hearing fireworks but obviously it was a shooting,” she told the Herald.

“It's getting worse. They're watching too much Love/Hate. It happened down the road.

“When the police came they thought that he got shot in here, but he didn't, he got shot down the road.

“I don't think anything would surprise you around here. A lot of the kids outside would have heard it. There were kids out there earlier.

“It was just like banger things going off. Someone said it was three. It's just unreal.”

A garda spokesman confirmed last night the shooting happened shortly before 7pm at Ferrycarrig Park.

The victim of the shooting presented himself for treatment at Beaumont Hospital for treatment, the spokesman added.

The scene of the gun attack has been sealed off by gardai as a full forensics examination is carried out.

Ken Foy and  Cormac Murphy

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