Local inquiries are being conducted and forensic tests are being carried out in a bid to gather clues as to the gunman behind the latest gangland shooting in Dublin.

The target, a convicted drug dealer, was shot at least twice in the kitchen of his home on Stanaway Rd in Crumlin.

The 30-year-old, who only recently became a father, survived but was left in a serious condition.

The gunman appeared to have been waiting in the back garden of the house and fired an estimated five times from a handgun through the window at him.

The shooting happened at 2.30am on Sunday.

The location, not far from a number of houses associated with the Kinahan crime cartel, had sparked fears it was part of the Kinahan-Hutch feud, but gardaí do not suspect it is.

The man, who is from Clondalkin, west Dublin, is understood to have moved into the Crumlin house just over a year ago. His partner gave birth earlier this year.

She, along with two friends, were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Gardaí are conducting door-to-door inquiries on the street to see if anyone saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

Forensic tests are also being conducted along the side and rear of the end-of-terrace house.

CCTV footage is being harvested in the area.

Gardaí try to identify Dublin gangland shooter

Detectives are investigating possible links with the drugs he was caught with in March 2015.

Last May, he received a five-year term for the haul, valued at €35,000, with all five years suspended.

The court heard that the man had agreed to hold drugs, belonging to a local gang, because of threats made against his brother over a drugs debt.

Detectives will interview the victim and his friends and associates to see if he was under threat from the gang over the seizure of the drugs.


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