Friday 23 February 2018

Taximan shot in legs after row with passengers

Gardai investigate the scene of the shooting on Dunsoghly Drive in Finglas, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron/Collins
Gardai investigate the scene of the shooting on Dunsoghly Drive in Finglas, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron/Collins
Gardai investigate the scene of the shooting on Dunsoghly Drive in Finglas, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins
Gardai investigate the scene of the shooting on Dunsoghly Drive in Finglas, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron/Collins
Gardai investigate the scene of the shooting on Dunsoghly Drive in Finglas, Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron/Collins
Gardai at the scene of the shooting at Dunsoughly Ave, Finglas tonight
The scene of the shooting at Dunsoughly Ave, Finglas tonight as a Garda Technical Bureau member looks for evidence.
A bloody towel at the scene of the shooting at Dunsoughly Ave, Finglas, tonight

Gardai are hunting two passengers who shot a taximan after he had collected them in Dublin city centre.

The 59-year-old victim was shot in both legs after he became involved in a row with the two men.

The incident took place around 8.30pm in Finglas in west Dublin.

The taximan had earlier collected his passengers in the city centre and was asked to drive them to west Dublin.

After he stopped his cab in a housing estate at Dunsoghly Drive, off Ratoath Road, in Finglas West, a row broke out between the driver and the passengers.

The victim told the gardai that the men then jumped out of his taxi, produced a gun and shot him in both legs before making their escape across the estate.

Gardai said last night the motive for the shooting was not clear and they were following a number of lines of inquiry.

The injured driver, meanwhile, was taken to James Connolly Memorial hospital in Blanchardstown where he was being treated for his injuries last night.

Tom Brady, Security Editor

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