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Friday 22 June 2018

Man (25) shot in the buttocks in bizarre gun attack in the inner city

Gardai and emergency services at the scene in Sheriff Street
Gardai and emergency services at the scene in Sheriff Street

A 25-year-old man suffered horrific injuries in a bizarre shooting in Dublin's north inner city last night.

The man was treated for injuries to his buttocks after the gun attack on Sheriff Street just after 10.30pm.

Emergency services and a number of garda cars rushed to the scene.

The man, who is originally from the area and lives close to the scene of the incident, was struck at least once. He was later taken to hospital.

Sources described the man's injuries as non-life threatening and gardai from Store Street are investigating.

Uniformed gardai, as well as members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU), responded to the shocking gun attack and initially treated the injured man at the scene.

Dealing

The victim was previously arrested by gardai investigating alleged street dealing in the north inner city as part of Operation Tempest in August 2014.

Sources described the man as a "low-level" criminal.

A large garda cordon extended the length of Sheriff Street Lower with a large garda presence at either end.

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