Monday 10 December 2018

Man injured as shots fired at home in capital

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Ryan Nugent

Ryan Nugent

A 21-year-old man suffered leg injuries when a number of shots were fired at a house.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment following the incident in the Cherry Orchard Parade area of Dublin.

It is understood that at least three shots were fired during the incident at around 8pm, with one going in the front door of a house and two others through the top windows.

Nobody else was injured in the shooting.

Local councillor Daithi Doolan condemned the attack and called for further resources to be given to the area.

"It's a terrible start to the new year," he said.

"Tonight's shooting in Cherry Orchard was an attack on the whole community.

"Gardaí must receive every resource possible in Ballyfermot to tackle gun crime. This is a great community made up of hard working families.

"Residents deserve better than gun violence. I am calling on all political representatives to work together with gardaí to ensure gun crime is tackled head on. Cherry Orchard families must be allowed to live, work and play in safety," he added.

Irish Independent

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