Friday 24 November 2017

Garda investigation after man shot in South Dublin

Man shot in Walkinstown, South Dublin
Man shot in Walkinstown, South Dublin
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

A YOUNG man is today recovering hospital after he was shot in the leg in the early hours of the morning.

The incident happened at around 5.10am at the corner of a cul-de-sac at the Slieve Bloom Park estate, in Drimagh, south inner-city Dublin.

The victim, who is aged 21, suffered an injury to his upper leg in the shooting.

He was taken to St James's Hospital in Dublin by ambulance. His injury was not thought to be life-threatening.

Gardai sealed the area and closed off the road as officers undertook a forensic examination.

It is understood that the gunman fled the scene on foot, in the direction of the Long Mile Road.

Locals in the estate told the Herald that it was usually quiet.

"You wouldn't usually get that around here, I didn't know what was going on when I woke up to see the garda cars," one man said.

The street corner, where the shooting took place, is just a short distance from a national school.

"You don't want the children going to school seeing that and asking their parents what's happened," the man added.

Gardai at Crumlin station have appealed for anyone with any information on the incident to contact them on (0)1 666 6200.

Irish Independent

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