Two men injured after separate Dublin shootings

 

Two men were wounded in separate gun attacks in Dublin today.

A 30-year-old suffered neck and face injuries when he was shot in Labre Park, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, at 2am.

He is recovering in St James Hospital, where his injuries are described as non-life threatening.

Gardai preserved the scene of the incident for a technical examination and are following a definite line of inquiry.

No arrests have yet been made.

A 24-year-old man was shot once in the back while drinking in an open area at the rear of a public house in Fairview Strand at 1.40am.

The male culprit, who was armed with a handgun, then left the scene via the pub.

"Gardai carried out a search of the area in the immediate aftermath of the incident and arrested four men," said a garda spokesman.

All four are currently detained under Section 30, Offences Against the State Act, 1939, at Clontarf and Raheny Garda Stations. They can be held for 72 hours.

The man is recovering in the Mater Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.