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Friday 9 December 2016

Man found on road after being shot in back

Gardai are investigating a shooting in Clondalkin in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Gardai are investigating a shooting in Clondalkin in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A man in his twenties was hospitalised following the latest shooting incident in the capital.

Gardai are investigating a shooting in Clondalkin in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A man (23) was discovered with a gunshot wound in Old Tower Crescent shortly before 6am, having been shot in the back.

The young man was treated for his injuries at the scene by paramedics, before being rushed to hospital.

It is understood that the victim was found on a road in the area by locals, who then called the emergency services.

The injured man is from the Clondalkin area, but it is not known if he was found shot near his home.

Gardai are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A local source told the Herald that the shooting may have been linked to a financial dispute of some kind.

The injured man was brought to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown where he was recovering last night from non-life threatening injuries.

The scene was preserved for technical examination yesterday by investigating gardai.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident .

It is believed that the latest shooting is unrelated to the gang feud that has been escalating in the city in recent days.

Isolated

Local Sinn Fein councillor Jonathan Graham said that he hopes the shooting was an isolated incident.

"I condemn all types of violence, at the end of the day this is not a nice thing to be happening in the community.

"We wouldn't like to see more of this happening," he added.

Meanwhile, People Before Profit councillor Gino Kenny also called for an end to violence in his local community.

"It's all to familiar on the streets of Dublin and Clondalkin in particular.

"This is terrible for his family and for the injured man himself.

"It's to be condemned, all of this gun violence has such a detrimental effect on all communities in Ireland.

"I hope that the people that carried out this act are brought to justice," he added.

The incident marks the third shooting in the capital this year.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Ronanstown Garda Station on 01 6667700 or the confidential line.

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