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Man remains critical after shooting in Dublin housing estate

Charlie Cooper was shot at least four times by a gunman at Parslickstown Green last night.

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A MAN REMAINS in hospital this morning after being shot in a housing estate in west Dublin last night.

The shooting occurred just after 8pm at Parslickstown Green, Mulhuddart. The victim, named by sources as Charlie Cooper, was shot at least four times by a gunman.

Gardaí said the gunman fired a number of shots through a rear kitchen window, injuring the 38-year-old. The victim fled from the house and was chased down by his attacker and shot again.

The gunman is then believed to have left the scene in a car.

Cooper was treated at the scene by Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics and taken to James Connolly Hospital where he remains in a critical condition this morning.

Local Sinn Féin councillor Paul Donnelly said people in the area were shocked by the incident.

“We haven’t had anything like this in Mulhuddart for quite a long time, things had been fairly quiet in the last few years.”

Donnelly said there are a lot of young families in the Parslickstown area and a large number of older people living next to the crime scene.

“It’s the callousness of this attack, that he was fired on and then they chased him down and fired on him again and I was told they hung around for a few minutes. He didn’t seem to be in any hurry to take off, which is very worrying.”

The scene is preserved for a technical examination and gardaí at Blanchardstown are asking witnesses, or anyone with information, to contact them on 01 666 7000.

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