A man in his mid-20s suffered serious injuries in a shooting in Rathnew, Co Wicklow, yesterday.
The victim was shot in the leg at the Hazelbrook estate in the town in a targeted attack at 7.15am.
He is believed to have suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries after being singled out by a man who then fled the scene in a car.
Gardaí pursued the gunman in a lengthy chase but the culprit was not caught.
It is understood a car possibly used by the attacker has been recovered by gardaí.
Senior sources said it is suspected that a criminal from Gorey in Co Wicklow could be behind the vicious attack.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information or film footage who may have been in the area to contact them at Wicklow garda station on 0404-60140.