Saturday 16 December 2017

Masked gunman shoots pensioner in city pub attack

Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A pensioner was shot in the leg in a gun attack in a city pub last night.

The victim, Maurice Isaacson (66), was hit when a man wearing a balaclava ran into a pub on Cork Street near Dolphin’s Barn in Dublin 8 at about 11:30pm.

He was hit in the calf when the masked man opened fire with a hand gun.

Mr Isaacson was taken to St James Hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.

He was due to be operated on to remove the bullet from his leg.

Gardai say the gunman escape.

The Barn House Pub in Dolphin's Barn
The Barn House Pub in Dolphin's Barn

The scene was today being preserved for a technical examination.

Mr Isaacson has an address at Dolphin House directly across the road from The Barn House pub where he was shot.

A brother of his declined to comment on the shooting today but said Mr Isaacson was “okay” following the incident.

Garda forensic experts from the technical bureau arrived at the pub shortly before 11.30am to begin an analysis of the scene. The pub remained closed to the public.

While no arrests have been made gardai said they are following a definite line of inquiry and hope to interview witnesses who were in the pub when the shooting happened.

Gardai are also appealing for witnesses who were in the area at the time to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 6669400, the Garda confidential telephone line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

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