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Man (18) in critical condition after being shot in Dublin

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An 18-year-old Coolock man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in Dublin last night.

The incident happened on Fairlawn Road close to the Tolka Valley Park in Finglas shortly after 10pm.

The victim was in a car with another man when they drove to Fairlawn Road.

It is understood the man, who is known to gardai, then got out of the car but was shot while in the open.

He then ran back to the car he had been in and escaped the scene.

There were reports that a second car was also seen speeding from the area.

The alarm was raised when the victim and his associate came across a garda patrol in the Kippure area of Finglas at the opposite end of Tolka Valley Park minutes later and alerted them as to what had happened.

The emergency services were contacted and the shooting victim was rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown before being transferred to St Vincent's Hospital where it is understood he underwent surgery.

He is believed to have been shot at least twice and suffered abdominal injuries, and was described as being in a critical but stable condition today.

Gardai in Finglas are investigating the shooting, which they believe is part of an ongoing feud.

No arrests have yet been made.

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