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Man takes bullet to leg after two shooting incidents in 30 minutes in Ballymun, north Dublin

The two shootings happened at about 4.30pm and 5pm this afternoon.
Jul 25th 2018, 5:28 PM 41,763 39

Updated Jul 25th 2018, 6:18 PM

shang Shangan Green, Ballymun Source: Google Maps

A MAN HAS been shot in the leg in an incident in Ballymun, north Dublin.

He was taken from the scene to the Mater hospital, where his injuries are not believed to be serious.

Gardaí were called to the scene of the shooting at Shangan Green at about 4.30pm this afternoon.

The area has been sealed off pending a Garda forensic investigation.

Investigations are ongoing.

About a half an hour later a number of shots were fired at a residence on nearby Belclare View.

No one was injured in the second incident which saw damage to the windows of the building, while two people were subsequently seen fleeing the area on a motorbike.

Local TD Noel Rock condemned the shootings, saying this type of incident is “unfortunately all too regular”.

“A shooting like this, in broad daylight, in a residential area like Shangan Green which is full of children during the summer, is something which would strike fear into the heart of anybody,” he said, adding that he had written to the local Garda superintendent and the Commissioner regarding the ‘urgent’ need for additional policing resources in the area.

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