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Monday 22 May 2017

Father-of-two who survived being shot five times is arrested

Scene of Maguire's shooting
Scene of Maguire's shooting

A man who survived being shot five times by a hitman has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Christopher Maguire (38) was detained by gardai at a property at Dun Emer Place in Lusk, Co Dublin, shortly before 11am yesterday.

The incident is related to a dispute with a woman known to Maguire.

Gardai from Balbriggan attended the scene and Maguire was taken to the local garda station, where he was being detained last night.

He was expected to appear before Dublin District Court today in relation to the charges.

Gardai confirmed they were called to a dispute at Dun Emer Place.

"A 38-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage at the scene and taken to Balbriggan Garda Sta- tion," a spokesperson said.

Maguire made a remarkable recovery after being shot multiple times in the head and chest last year as he sat in a car in the Dun Emer Place estate.

He was left in a coma and at one point it was feared the father-of-two would not survive.

However, he went on to make a full recovery.

Hitman

It is believed that the shooting was connected to a dispute over money.

A man was arrested in connection with the attack in March but was later released without charge.

Inquiries are continuing into the shooting.

The hitman, armed with a handgun equipped with a silencer, shot Maguire before flee the scene.

Separately, Maguire is also facing charges in relation to the alleged false imprisonment of a couple and their son in 2014.

He and two co-accused, Declan Duffy, from Hanover Street West, and Danel Kane, of Holly Court, Ballybrack, will face trial at the Special Criminal Court.

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