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Gardaí believe local feud behind the shooting of convicted criminal in Coolock this afternoon

He is receiving treatment at Beaumont Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí examine the scene.
Gardaí examine the scene.
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Updated May 20th 2020, 6:06 PM

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE shooting of a convicted criminal in Coolock, north Dublin, believe the man was shot due to an ongoing local feud in the area. 

The man, who is in his 30s, was shot several times at around 2pm today at Cromcastle Drive, Kilmore in Coolock. His injuries are thought to be not life-threatening. 

The injured man has over 60 criminal convictions and is thought to have been targeted due to a feud between criminals from Darndale and Coolock.

While investigations are at an early stage, gardaí are now working to see if this afternoon’s gun attack has anything to do with a number of other violent incidents which have occurred in the last two weeks. 

Last Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot and injured in the Primrose Grove area of Darndale. A week before that, another man was stabbed a number of times in the Marigold Park area of Darndale. He suffered serious injuries. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call Santry Garda Station on 01 666 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

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With reporting by Garreth MacNamee

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