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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Man shot twice at his home recovering in hospital

Tom Brady

A man was recovering in hospital last night after being shot twice in the head after he looked out his front window to establish who was ringing his doorbell.

He received two blasts of buckshot from a sawn-off shotgun, which was fired through the window glass.

The victim was peppered with pellets in the forehead but was not seriously injured.

The shooting incident took place at the front of a house at Drumcairn Avenue in the Fettercairn estate in Tallaght, Dublin.

The victim had been sitting in the front room of his home around 11.45pm on Tuesday.

Two men, wearing helmets, pulled up on a motorcycle outside the house and the pillion passenger ran to the doorway and rang the bell.

As the victim pulled across the curtains to establish the identity of the late caller, the gunman produced the sawn-off shotgun and opened fire.

The gunman and his associate then sped away. Gardai later recovered the shotgun, motorcycle and two helmets.

Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to Tallaght Hospital for surgery. Sources said last night that his injuries were not life- threatening and his condition was stable.

The scene was sealed off and a detailed technical examination was completed yesterday as officers carried out door-to-door inquiries in the area.

Officers said last night they had not yet determined a clear motive for the shooting but believed the incident could have been linked to a local dispute.

Irish Independent

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