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Friday 20 September 2019

Man (36) fighting for his life after being shot in head in Dublin

The scene of the shooting in Coolock, Dublin Photo: Mark Condren
The scene of the shooting in Coolock, Dublin Photo: Mark Condren
Members of the Gardai at the scene of a shooting in Moatview Gardens, Coolock, Dublin.

Conor Feehan and Robin Schiller

A 36-YEAR-OLD man is fighting for his life after being shot on Dublin's northside.

Ken Finn remains in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital today after being shot in the head.

Today, Supt Gerard Donnelly from Coolock garda station said Finn had been gunned down on Moatview Gardens in Coolock and was found in the garden of a house.

He does not live on Moatview Gardens himself but is from the locality.

Supt Donnelly appealed for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

"We are appealing for anyone who was in the area between 7pm and 8.30pm to come forward if they saw anything suspicious or any activity which they think may be connected to the shooting to ring Coolock garda station on 01 6664200 or the garda confidential line 1800 666111," he told reporters today.

Gardai were today due to contact witnesses and do House to house enquiries, he added.

He could not confirm how many gunmen there were or how they got away from the scene.

No getaway vehicles were discovered on fire in the area after the shooting.

A source told the Irish Independent that investigators will look into whether the shooting was connected with a local organised crime gang.

"It's early days and there are a number of people who could have been behind this shooting," the source said.

It is not at this stage believed to be directly linked to the Hutch/Kinahan feud, although gardaí are keeping an open mind.

Irish Independent

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