Man shot in Dublin gym car park

A man was shot in the car park of a north Dublin gym tonight just hours after a woman was injured in a shooting in the south of the city.

Neither of the victims is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries and gardaí launched separate investigations.

In the latest incident a man in his 30s was returning to his car at Total Fitness on the Malahide Road at about 6.45pm when he was attacked.

A garda spokesman said he managed to stagger into the foyer of the gym and staff raised the alarm.

He was taken to hospital.

The scene has been sealed off for examination.

Meanwhile detectives in Drimnagh in the south of the city are tonight hunting three people over the shooting of a woman at a house.

It is believed two men drove into Knocknarea Road in a silver BMW shortly before 1pm and one of them opened fire with a number of shots before speeding off.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was inside at the time and was rushed to St James' Hospital for treatment.

Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The car was later found near Walkinstown Road.

One of the men is described as 5ft 7in tall, between 17-20 years old and was wearing a black 'floppy' hat.

The second is thought to be 5ft 5in, around the same age with short brown hair and wearing a bright multicoloured waist length jacket.

A white van was also seen in the area and believed to have been involved in the attack.

The driver is thought to be around 24-25 years old with short brown hair.

A garda spokesman said anyone with information on the shooting should contact detectives at Sundrive Road.

Tensions are high in the Drimnagh/Crumlin area of the south city.

A long standing bloody feud between rival gangs has claimed 10 lives since 2001 in tit-for-tat killings.

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