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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Two men shot in Dublin during rush hour

Published 26/08/2013 | 09:57

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TWO men are being treated for gunshot wounds after two separate shootings just yards away from each other in the north of the city.

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A man his sixties was rushed to the Mater Hospital after he was shot on Glasnevin Avenue at approximately 8.15am.

The man, who was on a push-bike,  received gunshot wounds to this stomach - but the injuries are now believed to be life-threatening.

The man is believed to be from Ballymun.

A short distance away, at nearby Hillcrest Park which is just off Glasnevin Avenue, a man in his 30s was found wtih gunshot wounds to his leg.

He was rushed to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardai found a shotgun close to the scene.

Both scenes have been sealed off and are being forensically examined.

Gardai at Ballymun are investigating both shootings.

Dublin’s latest shootings come just two days after Dean Johnson (21) was shot dead in Clondalkin.

His distraught family are convinced it was a case of mistaken identity.

The investigation into his death is continuing.

It’s understood that two people have been arrested.

 

The scene of the shootings

The scene of the shooting at Glasnevin Avenue
The scene of the shooting at Glasnevin Avenue
Items of clothing lie near the scene of the shooting on Glasnevin Avenue

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