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Gardaí appeal for information after two men shot in north Dublin

The incident happened at Killeek Lane, near Dublin Airport.

Gardaí at the scene of a shooting in Killeek Lane in the St Margaret’s area of Dublin
Gardaí at the scene of a shooting in Killeek Lane in the St Margaret’s area of Dublin
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Updated Jan 17th 2020, 9:19 PM

TWO MEN HAVE been hospitalised following a shooting incident in Swords, north Dublin earlier today.

The incident happened at 11.30am at Killeek Lane, St. Margaret’s, which is about 6 km from Dublin Airport.

Two men were sitting in a parked vehicle at an industrial premises when they were approached by a lone gunman who fired a number of shots into the vehicle.

The gunman then fled the scene in vehicle driven by another male. 

Gardaí are understood to be satisfied there is no link between this incident and the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods.

The two men received treatment at the scene before being transferred separately to Beaumont and Connolly Memorial Hospital.

It’s understood that one victim was shot several times. One of the men remains in a critical condition this evening. 

Gardaí have said that two men have since been arrested and are being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

An incident room has been set up at Swords Garda Station.

Investigating gardaí are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a black Citreon C4 car, registration 151D34526 between 11.30am when it left the vicinity of Killeek Lane and 12.30pm when it was abandoned and set alight at Greenwood Avenue in Coolock, Dublin 13.

Road users with dashcam footage who were in either of these areas are urged to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. 

With reporting from Sean Murray

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