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Dublin gun attack victim shot four times as locals tried to help him

Eddie Staunton is expected to survive the attack.

Scene of shooting at Liberty House on Railway Street.
Scene of shooting at Liberty House on Railway Street.
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GARDAÍ HAVE SAID that Dublin’s latest gangland victim was shot a number of times as members of the public attempted to perform first aid on him.

Eddie Staunton was knocked off his bike on James Joyce Street in the north inner city last night at around 9.30pm. While the gunman parked his car nearby, Staunton managed to flee the area and made his way to nearby Peader Kearney House on Railway Street where he sought medical attention from locals.

Around 15 minutes later, the suspected driver of the car approached Staunton as he was being tended to by members of the public. The shooter fired four rounds into his body, including one to his groin area.

Despite being shot a number of times, Staunton is expected to survive the attack. However, he is said to have suffered permanent injuries as a result of the incident.

Targeted

He has connections to the Hutch family and gardaí are investigating whether he was attacked as he was seen as an easy target by the Kinahan cartel.

Officers said they are looking for a man who they described as being “tall, slim to medium build and who was wearing a dark top over a grey hooded top, dark bottoms and dark runners with a white sole”.

According to a garda spokesman: “The injured man was cycling on James Joyce Street when, at approximately 9.35pm, he was struck by a vehicle, a silver Ford Focus 08CN6682.

The collision occurred at the junction of James Joyce Street and Sean McDermott Street. The victim managed to flee the scene on foot and went to nearby Peader Kearney House on Railway Street seeking assistance.

“At 9.47pm in Peader Kearney House while first aid was being administered to the victim by members of the community, a person, believed to be the driver of the vehicle involved in the ramming, approached the victim and shot him a number of times. The suspected offender then ran up Railway Street in the direction of Amiens Street.”

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses and who may have information or who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious to contact them at Store Street garda station on 01 666 800 The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any garda station.

Read: Man shot in Dublin’s north inner city

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