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Gardaí appealing for witnesses after man shot in the chest in south Dublin

Gardaí are appealing for information about the movements of a car used by the shooter.

Updated 6.30pm

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after a man was injured in a shooting in south-west Dublin today.

The shooting occurred at a car scrapyard on the Greenhills Road in Walkinstown at 11.35am.

A man in his early 40s received a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Tallaght Hospital. The victim is currently in a serious condition.

This evening, gardaí made a further appeal for witnesses.

They are looking for information from anyone who may have been in the Greenhills Road area of Walkinstown between 11am and 1pm and may have seen or noted the movements of a Seat Ibiza Reg No 97 D 44770.

  • This car was subsequently located on Corrig Close which is only a short distance from the scene of the shooting.
  • Did you notice the suspects leave this car and who may have got into another car?

Gardaí also said it is believed that there were two suspects:

  • A male described as tall and wearing a grey tracksuit
  • The second who was driving has not yet been described.

The injured person received a gunshot to the chest area and his condition is described as serious.

Investigations are ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area or who has any information to contact Crumlin Garda Station on 01 6666200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

- Additional reporting Aoife Barry

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