Man seriously injured in west Dublin shooting

Victim shot up to six times in in Parslickstown Green, Mulhuddart, shortly after 8pm

05/12/2016A member of the Garda Technical Bureau pictured at a scene in Parlickstown, Mulhuddart last night where a shooting took place.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times A member of the Garda Technical Bureau at the scene of the shooting. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

05/12/2016A member of the Garda Technical Bureau pictured at a scene in Parlickstown, Mulhuddart last night where a shooting took place.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times A member of the Garda Technical Bureau at the scene of the shooting. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

 

Gardaí are investigating a shooting in west Dublin on Monday evening in which a man sustained serious injuries. The incident occurred in Parslickstown Green, Mulhuddart shortly after 8pm, according to the Garda press office.

The man, believed to be in his thirties and living locally, received a number of gunshot wounds to his body. He was treated at the scene by members of the Dublin Fire Brigade and was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for further treatment.

Gardaí says his condition is unknown at this stage. He is believed to have been shot up to six times, but was conscious when receiving treatment.

Motive

The scene of the shooting, which occurred on the street, has been preserved for a technical examination. Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the attack on the man and are trying to identify people who may have witnessed the shooting.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Blanchardstown on 01-6667000.

The incident comes just three days after the shooting dead of Mark “Guinea Pig” Desmond in Lucan last Friday night. Desmond, who had previous convictions for violent crime and firearm offenses, was shot three times in the head and a handgun was later found near the crime scene.