Thursday 22 February 2018

Intended victim hits out at 'scum' who shot his granny twice in her own home

May Brown (77) was shot in a reckless attack at her south Dublin home
May Brown (77) was shot in a reckless attack at her south Dublin home Newsdesk Newsdesk

The intended target of horror shooting that left a 77-year-old great-grandmother in hospital has called her attackers "scum".

May Brown (77) was shot twice in the legs when a gunman opened fire on her doorstep on Oliver Plunkett Avenue, Monkstown Farm, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday.

Ms Brown's grandson, Stephen, told the Sunday World that he was the intended target and was "disgusted" by the attack on his grandmother.

"We're so angry that they did this to her, they're scum, it's absolutely disgusting."

Stephen said the suspects had visited the house before and threw a bar at the front porch before saying "we'll be back".

Five gun shots were fired at the home on Thursday night.

"He must have known he was shooting an old woman because he asked for me by name - it was me he came for," Stephen said.

Ms Brown was rushed to hospital, where she was able to identify her attackers on Facebook.

"We showed her pictures and she was able to point and say 'that's him'.

"We know who they are. They were after me for one or two things. It was a stupid incident that happened and they came down here."

Stephen said that his granny is recovering in hospital and was due to get plastic surgery on her injuries last night.

Two men aged 29 and 31-years-old were arrested by gardai on Saturday morning in connection to the investigation.

Gardai confirmed that the two men were released without charge last night.

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