Sunday 19 November 2017

Gardai appeal for witnesses after man (45) shot in Dublin overnight

Gardai at the scene of the shooting in Coolock last night. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Gardai at the scene of the shooting in Coolock last night. Photo: Gerry Mooney
The scene in Greenwood Park where the getaway car from the Belcamp Crescent shooting was burnt out. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Gardai at the scene of the shooting in Coolock last night. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Gardai at the scene of the shooting in Coolock last night. Photo: Gerry Mooney
The incident happened in Belcamp Crescent shortly before midnight Photo: Gerry Mooney
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A man has been shot in the leg in a targeted shooting in Coolock in Dublin overnight.

The incident happened when a man forced his way into a house on Belcamp Crescent shortly before midnight.

He singled out his victim and shot him before fleeing on foot to a waiting car.

A BMW car with a partial 02 C registration was later found partially burned out on Greenwood Walk not far away.

A second car, a black coloured Volkswagon Golf partial registration 99 C has also been seized by gardai.

It was found in the North Strand area of the city.

The victim was taken to Beaumont Hospital with injuries described as non life threatening.

No arrests have been made.

The culprit is described as 5ft 7ins tall and was wearing a balaclava, a blue hoodie and black gloves and runners.

Investigations are on-going and no arrests have been made. An Incident Room has been set up at Coolock Garda Station.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who may have observed the blue BMW and/or the green Honda CRV prior to or after this incident, to contact them at Coolock Garda Station on 01 6664200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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