Man injured after two shooting incidents in Ballymun

There have been two shootings in Ballymun in Dublin this afternoon.

A man in his 30s was shot in the leg at Shangan Green at around 4:10pm.

He was taken to the Mater hospital where his injuries are described as non life-threatening.

Just after 5pm, a second shooting happened at the Belclare View area.

Shots were fired at a house causing damage to the windows but no one was injured.

It is believed two people fled the scene on a motorbike.

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock has condemned the shootings.

He said: “I was alarmed to learn of two shootings in Ballymun today in broad daylight.

“This is all too regular an occurrence and I have written again this evening to the local Superintendent and the Garda Commissioner requesting the urgent deployment of resources to this area.

“A shooting like this, in broad daylight, in residential areas like Shangan Green and Belclare View which is full of children, is something which would strike fear into the heart of any parent.”

Cllr Paul McAuliffe, the local Fianna Fáil public representative for Ballymun, has said today’s shootings in the area have left the local community in shock.

“The local community in Ballymun is in shock following today’s shootings. A very small number of people involved in organised crime in the area are causing misery for local residents," he said.

“People have been growing increasingly concerned by open drug dealing on the streets in recent months. The Gardaí have stepped up their operations in the area to target organised crime gangs. I have met with senior Gardaí and they have assured me that they will continue with these operations so long as they are adequately resourced to do so.

“The Government need to ensure that gardaí are enabled to continue with their operations. There needs to be a consistent long-term operation in place to tackle crime gangs in the area and to prevent incidents like today’s shootings.

“A small number of individuals must not be allowed to disrupt community life in Ballymun,” concluded Cllr McAuliffe.

Gardaí in Ballymun are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Ballymun garda station on 01 6664400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Ballymun garda station. Photo: Google Maps

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