Wednesday 20 February 2019

Young man dead, another seriously injured following shooting outside north Dublin gym

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting Photo: Mark Condren
Gardaí at the scene of the shooting Photo: Mark Condren
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Amy Molloy and Conor McCrave

One man has died and another is seriously injured following a double shooting outside a north Dublin gym.

The incident happened in Applewood Close, Swords at around 7.30pm this evening.

The young man who died was in his 20s.

The other man, also in his 20s, has been taken to Beaumont Hospital and is in a serious condition.

Gardai at the scene Photo: Mark Condren
Gardai at the scene Photo: Mark Condren

Emergency services and gardai are currently at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

One local resident was standing at his door when he heard the shots go off.

"I was just talking to a friend of mine on the phone standing at the door and I heard four gun shots going off," he said.

"The guy I was talking to on the phone said are you sure its not fireworks and I said no because I knew from the intermittent sounds.

"After about five minutes the fire brigade arrived and then the ambulance."

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