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Man with gunshot wound to the head in critical condition after Garda pursuit ends in crash

GSOC is investigating.

Image: Spawell roundabout via Google Maps

THE GARDA OMBUDSMAN is investigating after a man was critically injured following a crash in south Dublin shortly after midnight last night.

Gardaí were investigating reports of an alleged false imprisonment of a woman when a car left the area at high speed.

Gardaí pursued the car and it crashed on the side of the Spawell roundabout heading in the direction of the Tallaght bypass.

It’s understood that the driver pointed his gun at uniformed gardaí for them to get back when he got out of the car and that they were unarmed and retreated.

He then walked over to a grass verge and a gunshot was heard. Gardaí found the man slumped on the ground when they approached him and he was immediately taken to Tallaght Hospital by ambulance.

He appears to have sustained a gunshot wound to the head and is in a critical condition.

RTÉ reports that the man – aged in his 30s – is known to gardai.

The office of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has been contacted and investigations are continuing.

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