Man being treated for gunshot wounds after Tallaght shooting

Video footage shows two suspected assailants attempting to set getaway car alight nearby

     Gardaí were at the scene of the incident that occurred this afternoon. File photograph: The Irish Times

Gardaí were at the scene of the incident that occurred this afternoon. File photograph: The Irish Times

 

A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in the upper body at a residential address in Tallaght, Dublin, on Friday afternoon.

It is understood he suffered serious injuries in the shooting which occurred at Fortunestown Lane just after midday. It is believed to have been a murder attempt.

Video footage shows two suspected shooters attempting to set their getaway car alight using petrol near the scene. One of the men was briefly engulfed by the flames before both fled in a secondary getaway car.

Gardaí recovered a firearm from the scene and have issued a public appeal for help in tracing the movements of several vehicles.

“Gardaí are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at a domestic residence on Cookstown Road in Tallaght, Dublin 24, this afternoon,” they said.

“A male, aged in his 50s, received gunshot wounds and was removed to Tallaght University Hospital. His condition is described as serious.”

The scene was preserved for examination by the Garda Technical Bureau and an incident room has been established at Tallaght Garda station, which is being overseen by a senior investigating officer. No arrests have yet been made.

Information on three vehicles has been sought, each believed to be involved in the shooting.

  • A small dark van was discovered on fire in Kilcarrig Close, Tallaght, at approximately 12.15pm.
  • A small black car was discovered partially burned in Rathmill Glen, Rathcoole, a short time later.
  • A small silver hatchback car which investigators believe may have been parked in Rathmill Glen, Rathcoole, over the past 24 hours.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident has been urged to come forward, particularly anyone on Cookstown Road, Tallaght, between 11.45am and 12.15pm on Friday.

Anyone with any information can contact Tallaght Garda station on 01-6666000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any other station.