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Sunday 4 December 2016

Stray shots have killed and maimed in past

Sean Scully was playing outside his home in Ballyfermot when he was hit by a bullet. He is now confined to a wheelchair
Sean Scully was playing outside his home in Ballyfermot when he was hit by a bullet. He is now confined to a wheelchair

A young boy narrowly escaped death or injury in the country's latest gun attack, but many other innocent victims have not been so lucky.

In February last year, an 11-year-old boy was shot in the arm in Tallaght when a gang of thugs attacked his home.

A day earlier, a six-year-old girl who was on a moped with her dad narrowly escaped serious injury when a gunman fired on them in Ballyfermot.

In June 2014, six-year-old Sean Scully was playing outside his home in Ballyfermot when he was hit by a bullet. He is now confined to a wheelchair.

In October 2013, three young women were injured when criminal Greg Lynch was shot outside Hanlons Corner in the north of the city.

In August 2010, innocent doorman Wayne Barrett and two innocent customers, Austen Purcell and Brian Masterson, were shot and injured in an attack on the Players Lounge bar in Fairview.

In 2006, innocent apprentice painter Keith Fitzsimons was shot dead while talking to two other men in the driveway of a house on Millbrook Road in Coolock. Also in 2006, young mum Donna Cleary (22) was shot dead when a house in Coolock was targeted by gunmen.

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