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Saturday 21 April 2018

Man (22) shot 3 times in arm and leg at shop

Attack: Gardai seal off the area around Ferrycarrig Park in Coolock where a man in his 20s was shot three times.
Attack: Gardai seal off the area around Ferrycarrig Park in Coolock where a man in his 20s was shot three times.

GARDAI are investigating whether a vicious local drugs gang were responsible for shooting a Dublin man in the arm and leg last night.

Carlo Moloney (22) is recovering in hospital after being shot three times in Ferrycarrig Park, Coolock, at 6.45pm.

Mr Moloney, of Greencastle Avenue, Coolock, was driven to Beaumont Hospital by a friend. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The victim, who is reported to have family who are originally from Italy, was walking into a local shop when he was approached from behind by the person who shot him.

It is understood that a handgun was used in the attack.

Annette Murphy, a shop assistant who works in a store beside the scene, said that she heard what she thought were fireworks going off, only to discover later that someone had been shot.

Banger

"You think you're hearing fireworks but obviously it was a shooting," she told the Herald.

"It's getting worse. They're watching too much Love/Hate. It happened down the road.

"When the police came they thought that he got shot in here, but he didn't, he got shot down the road.

"I don't think anything would surprise you around here. A lot of the kids outside would have heard it. There were kids out there earlier.

"It was just like banger things going off. Someone said it was three. It's just unreal."

A garda spokesman confirmed last night the shooting happened shortly before 7pm at Ferrycarrig Park.

The victim of the shooting presented himself for treatment at Beaumont Hospital for treatment, the spokesman added.

The scene of the gun attack has been sealed off by gardai as a full forensics examination is carried out.

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