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Man "visited priest" before handing himself in over Coolock shooting

One man died following a shooting at the Larch Hill apartments in Coolock Lane, Dublin.

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting in Coolock yesterday
Gardaí at the scene of the shooting in Coolock yesterday
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

THE MAN BEING questioned over the fatal Coolock shooting handed himself voluntarily into gardaí, it is being reported today.

He is being questioned at Ballymun Garda Station in connection with the fatal shooting of Edward Flanagan on Wednesday night.

The Irish Daily Star says today that the man,  who knew the victim, visited a priest before handing himself in.

He is being detained under Section 50 of The Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Ballymun Garda Station and can be questioned for up to seven days.

A handgun was found by gardaí yesterday close to the scene of the fatal shooting.

The victim was shot at an apartment in Larch Hill, Coolock Lane and neighbours reported hearing gunshots in the area.

Gardai are investigating reports of a number of men seen running from the area following the shots.

The Irish Daily Star says that the victim was identified by a tattoo on his arm, but gardaí would not confirm this.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the general area of The Green, Larch Hill, Santry, Dublin 9 between the hours of 7pm and 11pm on the 15 June to contact them at Santry Garda Station on 01 666 4000.

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