Saturday 18 November 2017

Man shot twice raises alarm by driving to jail

Tom Brady Security Editor

Gardai are trying to establish a motive for an attack on a Dublin man who was shot twice but managed to drive to a nearby jail to raise the alarm.

The victim, named as Gerry O'Neill (32), of Sheriff Street Lower in the north inner city, was last night recovering at Tallaght hospital, where his injuries were described as non life threatening.

He was sitting in his parked car, at the rear of Ruby Finnegan's pub on Sarsfield Road in Ballyfermot on Tuesday night, when he was approached by a gunman in a red hoodie.

The attacker fired a handgun and Mr O'Neill was hit in the chest and shoulder.

He managed to drive his car to Cloverhill prison where prison officers provided medical treatment until a fire brigade ambulance arrived.

Meanwhile, a silver Audi car, which gardai believe was used in the getaway following the shooting, was set on fire shortly afterwards at Goldenbridge Terrace in Inchicore.

Irish Independent

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