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Gardaí probe shooting of man in Clondalkin

Investigating officers made no arrests overnight and the victim of the shooting remains in hospital.

The scene of the shooting last night
The scene of the shooting last night
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to investigate the shooting of a man in Clondalkin, west Dublin last night.

The 20-year-old man was shot a number of times as he walked along Moorefield Avenue in the Ronanstown area shortly after 7pm last night.

A Garda spokesperson has confirmed that there were no arrests overnight and that the man remains in hospital. He is believed to be in a serious condition.

A number of crime scenes are being preserved for a technical examination including the scene of the shooting and a location a short distance away where a car was discovered burnt-out.

A burnt-out car near the scene of a shooting on Moorfield Avenue last night

It’s reported this morning that the shooting is being treated as an attempted murder and could be a case of mistaken identity, but investigating officers are said to be working on a number of theories.

Anyone with any information about the shooting or may have been in the area at the time is asked to contact Ronanstown Garda Station 01 666 7700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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