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Gardaí continue investigation as man shot in Cabra named locally

He is currently in a serious condition in the Mater Hospital.

Updated 1.55pm

A MAN HAS been seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin.

He was shot on Killala Road in Cabra yesterday evening and has been named locally as 54-year-old David ‘Daithi’ Douglas, an individual who has previous convictions for drug related offences.

It is believed that he was hit at least twice. He was taken to the Mater Hospital, where his condition is described as serious.

Sources say he was shot up to four times in the back while walking his dog. He received a number of wounds to his body.

Following the incident, Fianna Fáil election candidate Mary Fitzpatrick has said that an absence of a strong enough garda presence has made the area “inviting for opportunistic criminals”.

A 54-year-old man is seriously injured Source: graphy: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Earlier today, a former prison mate of Douglas’s spoke to 98FM’s Dublin Talks. He said the former zookeeper helped him to get clean after battling with both drug and alcohol addictions.

“Daithi would bring me to his room, his cell, he’d tell me what triggers were for me. He was like a counsellor to me. I know he did bad, the only reason I’m on this phone is that there is a human element to this man,” he told the station.

Gardaí in Finglas are appealing for information. Anyone who can offer any assistance is asked to call Finglas Garda Station on 01-666 7500.

- First published 08/11/2015; additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

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