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Thursday 21 September 2017

Twin brothers to have surgery after being shot in legs

Keith Keogh: targeted as he walked along with brother
Keith Keogh: targeted as he walked along with brother

Alan O'Keeffe and Ken Foy

TWIN brothers are to undergo surgery today after being shot in the legs.

Wayne and Keith Keogh were rushed to separate hospitals after both being blasted with a shotgun.

It is believed that an earlier row may have been the motive behind the attack.

The 22-year-olds from Ballymun in Dublin were targeted at around 1am yesterday as they walked along Balbutcher Lane.

They desperately sought help from local people following the shooting.

One of the twins was found slumped on a footpath at Sandyhill Court.

Residents said his brother was discovered wounded in a playground in nearby Balcurris Park.

A woman living at Sandyhill Court told the Irish Independent she tried to help one of the wounded twins after he frantically knocked at her door.

"I was up in bed at around 1am when there was knocking on the front door. When I opened the door he said, 'I'm after being shot'.

"He was saying, 'Me brother's been shot, me brother's been shot'," she said.

"I felt panicky myself. He then hobbled back out on to the footpath in front of the house and collapsed.

"The next thing a garda car came speeding into the road. The ambulance came very fast," she said.

Another local woman said: "All the neighbours are very shocked at what happened. Nothing like this has happened in the nine years I'm here."

The two victims were taken in separate ambulances to the Mater Hospital and to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardai at Ballymun garda station are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Irish Independent

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