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Ballyfermot shooting: Gardaí release 40-year-old man from custody

The shooting of a man in his 30s, which was witnessed by his child, has been condemned by a local councillor as “totally unacceptable”.

Cleggan Road
Cleggan Road
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A MAN WHO was being questioned by gardaí in connection with Friday night’s shooting in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin has been released without charge.

A man in his late 30s sustained a gunshot wound to the leg in the attack, which happened at Cleggan Road at around 8.40pm on Friday.

In a follow up operation, gardaí arrested a 40-year-old man in the Ballyfermot area.

He was released from Ballyfermot Garda Station last night, gardaí confirmed. A file on the case will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The man’s shooting, which was witnessed by his child, has been condemned locally.

“This is totally unacceptable. It also put the life of an innocent child at risk. I can only imagine the trauma that this will cause this child,” Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan said.

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Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01-6667200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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