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Man in Ballyfermot shot in front of his child

The man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and a 40-year-old man has since been arrested.

File photo near the scene of the shooting.
File photo near the scene of the shooting.
Image: Google Street View

THE SHOOTING OF a man in Ballyfermot, Dublin, last night was witnessed by his own child and has been condemned locally.

The incident occurred at 8.40pm on Cleggan Road where the man in his late 30s was driving a moped towards Ballyfermot Road. He sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to St James’ Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

In a follow up operation last night, gardaí said a 40-year-old man was arrested in the Ballyfermot area in relation to the incident. He is currently detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station. The scene is preserved for a technical examination.

Commenting on the incident today, local Sinn Féin councillor Daithi Doolan said the shooting should be “roundly condemned”.

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.

“I hope all resources are made available to the gardaí and that those responsible are brought to justice,” he added. “The government must ensure our communities have adequate policing resources.”

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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