Man injured in suspected Clondalkin shooting

Gardaí say 23 year-old man was discovered with an ‘apparent gunshot wound’

Gardaí in Dublin are on a high state of alert following a spate of shootings in recent weeks. Archive photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Dublin are on a high state of alert following a spate of shootings in recent weeks. Archive photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

 

A 23 year-old man is recovering in hospital following a suspected shooting in Clondalkin.

The man was found at a house at Old Tower Crescent in the west Dublin town shortly before 6am.

Gardaí said the man had an “apparent gunshot wound”.

The man was treated at the scene before being taken to James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for further medical attention.

The man’s injuries are described as not life-threatening.

The scene has been sealed off for a forensic examination.

Gardaí in Dublin are on a high state of alert following a spate of shootings in recent weeks.

David Byrne (34) was shot dead in a high profile gang attack at the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra last Friday week and Eddie Hutch (59) was killed at his home in Ballybough on Monday evening in an apparent retaliation.

Armed detectives and specialist units including the Emergency Response Unit are manning checkpoints in parts of the city to deter any further attacks around the funerals of the men.