Monday 1 May 2017

Man (30s) seriously injured following gun attack in west Dublin

Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in Mulhuddart, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in Mulhuddart, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron

Robin Schiller

A man in his 30s is recovering in hospital after being shot up to six times in the capital's latest shooting.

The victim was targeted near his home in Parslickstown Drive, Mulhuddart, west Dublin. 

It is believed a gunman approached the man as he walked outside of his home before firing a number of shots.

He then chased the victim across a road into a nearby garden before discharging several more shots.

The incident occurred shortly after 8.20pm last night and the man was treated at the scene by paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade.

It is understood that the victim responded to medical staff when being initially treated before being transferred to James Connolly Memorial hospital.

Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in Mulhuddart, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate the shooting of a man in Mulhuddart, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron

He is being treated for several gunshot wounds and remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Blanchardstown garda station are investigating the shooting which is being treated as an attempted murder.

No arrests have yet been made and gardai are appealing for anyone with information in relation to the shooting to contact them.

A large crowd gathered at the scene as garda forensic officers carried out a technical examination of the area.

Detective gardai also carried out door to door inquiries at a number of homes on the street.

An eye witness said: "The man that was hit was shot outside the house first, and then ran across the road before getting shot another few times. There were six shots in total.

"One of the gunmen then jumped into a car and they hung around for a bit before driving off".

The victim is not believed to be involved in criminality and gardai are attempting to determine a motive for the shooting.

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