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Teen victim of Corbally attack out of hospital

THE 14-year-old shot three times during the brutal double murder of the Corbally brothers has been discharged from hospital.

The teenager escaped from Paul (35) and Kenneth (32) Corbally's Lexus car as two gunmen showered the car with bullets.

He managed to stagger to a nearby house where he raised the alarm and was quickly transferred to Tallaght Hospital.

He was kept under armed guard there amid claims of threats to his life. The protection remains in place.

The shooting took place on the Neilstown Road, Clondalkin, west Dublin, at 8pm on Monday, June 28.

The boy underwent surgery in Tallaght Hospital. But it is understood he has been discharged from the hospital in recent days.

He was shot in the chest and arm and surgeons also had to remove a bullet from the teen's leg which only showed up on a second scan. The boy's mother was granted an injunction to prevent newspapers from naming her son to protect his welfare.

Gardai have renewed their appeal for information about the murders and now believe the silver Audi used by the masked gunman was an S6 rather than an A6.

The car was stolen in Co Carlow on June 8. The correct registration number for the car is 02D2633 but it may have been seen with this number or the false number 00KE13498 between when it was stolen and the murders. The main suspect in the killings is a high-profile Ballyfermot gangster with at least 15 convictions. He is suspected of ordering the hit against the drug-dealing brothers after they attempted to take him out in a hit at a house in Bluebell six weeks ago.

Stabbed

They made the murder attempt after the Ballyfermot-based drug dealer put a bounty on their heads after a member of his gang was stabbed and beaten in an incident at the end of April which the Corballys were believed to have been involved in.

The feud can be traced back to 20-man brawl outside a pub in September last year in which British man Jason Lee Martin (39) was killed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Ronanstown Garda Station at (01) 666-7700 or the Garda confidential line at 1800 666111.

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