Saturday 20 October 2018

Woman (19) presents at hospital with apparent gunshot wounds following suspected shooting

Garda at the scene of the shooting at Shangan Green in Ballymun
Pic Steve Humphreys
Garda at the scene of the shooting at Shangan Green in Ballymun Pic Steve Humphreys
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them. (stock photo)

A 19-year-old woman has presented herself to hospital with an apparent gunshot to her leg on Thursday night.

Gardai were alerted shortly after 8pm when the injured woman called at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

It is understood that the injury was sustained during an incident earlier in the evening in the Shangan area of Ballymun, Dublin.

The woman was taken by car from the Ballymun area to the hospital in Blanchardstown.

A crime scene has been preserved at Shangan Green but no arrests have yet been made to date and enquiries are ongoing.

The woman’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station 01-6664400 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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