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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Lucky convicted killed 'Dodo' survives second bid to kill him

Joseph ‘Dodo’ McCarthy (42) suffered gunshot wounds to his hands and legs after an assailant armed with a sawn-off shotgun opened fire on him in Limerick city
Joseph ‘Dodo’ McCarthy (42) suffered gunshot wounds to his hands and legs after an assailant armed with a sawn-off shotgun opened fire on him in Limerick city

A convicted killer has survived a second attempt on his life after he was shot by a gunman travelling on a bicycle.

Joseph ‘Dodo’ McCarthy (42) suffered gunshot wounds to his hands and legs after an assailant armed with a sawn-off shotgun opened fire on him in Limerick city.

‘Dodo’ McCarthy, originally from Delmege Park, Moyross, was brought to University Hospital Limerick following the gun attack in the Hyde Road area of the city at 2pm on Saturday.

He suffered minor injuries and was later discharged from hospital.

A 22-year-old was arrested hours after the attack and the shotgun believed to have been used in the shooting was also recovered.

He is due in court today in connection with the incident.

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Detectives believe the shooting may be linked to an incident in Southill in September

2013 where a man was shot at while he fled into his house.

The victim is related to the McCarthy side of the notorious McCarthy-Dundon gang. 

In May 2003, McCarthy was shot in the chest when two gunmen forced their way into a house in Craeval Park, Moyross.

In 2005, he was jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of Colman Barrett in a laneway beside St Patrick’s Cathedral in Galway city on September 8-9, 2003.

The Central Criminal Court heard McCarthy hit the father of three over the head with bottles during a drinking bout and left as he bleed to death.

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