Friday 21 September 2018

Man suffers severe ankle injuries in shooting after row outside his home

Blood on the ground at the attack scene
Blood on the ground at the attack scene

A Dublin man is recovering in hospital after being shot in the leg in a gun attack in the west of the capital.

The incident happened in Fortlawn Park, Blanchardstown, late on Tuesday night.

The victim, a male in his early 40s, came under fire shortly after 10pm.

Sources say he answered a knock at the door of a house at around 10pm and there was an apparent disagreement between him and a man in dark clothing at the door.

Motorbike

A number of shots were then discharged from a handgun by the man who had called to the house, and the man who had answered the door was shot in the ankle.

The gunman then escaped on the back of a motorbike that was waiting on the road outside the house.

The victim's injuries have been described as non-life- threatening but the damage to his ankle was extensive.

He was taken to St James's Hospital for treatment.

At the scene of the shooting on Fortlawn Park, bloodstains could be seen on the doorstep of the house and a bullet hole could be seen in the glass of the porch door.

The front windows of the house are broken and covered over with plastic, but it is not know if this is related to Tuesday night's incident.

No arrests have so far been made in relation to the incident, and the getaway bike has not yet been located.

Gardai in Blanchardstown are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.

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