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"Time for it to stop": Shooting in Cherry Orchard condemned

A man was shot and injured in an attack in the west Dublin suburb last night.

Updated at 11.20am

A SHOOTING IN the Cherry Orchard area of west Dublin is being condemned this morning.

The incident is the latest in a string of gun crimes in the suburb in recent years.

Last night’s gun attack happened at Cherry Orchard Court at around 8.20pm.

A man aged in his 30s was injured and rushed to St James’s Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Speaking this morning, local Sinn Féin councillor Daithí Doolan described the shooting as an attack on the entire community.

“Cherry Orchard has suffered enough violence,” he said. “It is time for it to stop.”

“Cherry Orchard must become a priority for this government, the Gardaí, Dublin City Council and political representatives.

We must all redouble our efforts and work together to put an end to the recent gun violence.

Two people were injured when shots were fired through the window of a house in Cherry Orchard in May of this year. Last August, a 20-year-old man was hospitalised after being shot five times in the area.

The scene of the latest attack was sealed off last night as forensic tests get under way. No arrests have been made.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, and want anyone who was in the Cherry Orchard Court area around the time of the shooting to get in touch.

Witnesses can contact:

  • Ballyfermot Garda Station: 01 666 7200
  • The Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111

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