Tuesday 20 February 2018

Man (30s) rushed to hospital after shooting in Dublin

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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been rushed to hospital after being shot in West Dublin on Saturday night.

The victim, who is in his 30s, was injured in the attack on Cherry Orchard Court in Ballyfermot.

He was brought from the scene by ambulance to St James' Hospital where his injuries are described as not life threatening.

The attack happened at approximately 8.20pm.

In a statement gardaí said: "Gardaí from Ballyfermot are at the scene of a shooting incident at Cherry Orchard Court. The incident occurred at approximately 2020hrs.

"A male aged in his 30s injured in the incident has been taken by ambulance to St James’s Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

"The scene is preserved for a technical examination. No arrests have been made an enquiries are ongoing."

This is the second shooting to take place in the estate in the last year.

In May, Keith Murtagh (32) suffered a grazed arm when a gunman opened fire on a house in the estate.

A woman, who was in the house at the time, also suffered minor injuries in the attack.

Keith Murtagh.
Keith Murtagh.

Gardaí believe that Murtagh was the intended target when a hitman shot dead innocent drug addict Martin O’Rourke last April.

It is not known if tonight's attack is connected to the shooting of Murtagh or any other previous Dublin shooting.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Cherry Orchard Court area at the time of tonight's incident or who may have information, to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station 01-6667200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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