Gardaí investigating Dublin shooting appeal for witnesses in three different locations

A man seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin is in a stable condition in hospital.

Gardaí investigating Dublin shooting appeal for witnesses in three different locations

Update: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the shooting in Lucan yesterday.

The shooting happened at Griffeen Glen Park yesterday at 1.50pm.

A man was shot a number of times while in his car and is in a stable condition in hospital.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen two males running from vehicles at Griffeen Glen Park, Lucan, Elm Way, Lucan Liffey Road, Liffey Valley Park, Lucan and Blind Lane, Fassaroe, Bray yesterday.

They believe the suspects fled the scene in a White VW Caddy van which was found burnt out at Elm Way, Lucan.

They are then believed to have transferred to an Opel Vectra which was located on Liffey Road, Liffey Valley Park, Lucan having being set alight.

It is understood the suspects then fled the scene in a Toyota Avensis which was discovered on fire at Blind Lane, Fassaroe, Bray.

No arrests have been made and an incident room has been set up at Lucan Garda Station, where any motorists who may have Dashcam footage can contact them on 01 666 7300 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Earlier: Dublin shooting victim known to Gardaí who are investigating link to March murder

A man seriously injured in a shooting in Dublin is in a stable condition in hospital.

Up to 10 shots were fired at him in a car in Lucan yesterday afternoon, and two cars were found burnt out nearby.

The man, aged 42, was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, after being hit in the body, head and arms as he sat in his car on Griffeen Glen Park, Lucan, a short distance from his home at around 1.50pm.

He managed to run from his car into a neighbour’s house, who called the emergency services.

The victim is known to the Gardaí, but has no major convictions.

The victim is thought to have been a friend of David Chen Lynch. The 42-year-old drug dealer and money launderer was shot dead outside his home at Foxdene estate in nearby Clondalkin last March.

They are investigating if the latest gangland shooting in west Dublin is connected with a gun murder in the area last March.

Members of the gardaí cover the vehicle in which the man was shot to preserve it for evidence. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA
Members of the gardaí cover the vehicle in which the man was shot to preserve it for evidence. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

The circumstances of the shooting are not yet clear, but it appears gunmen were waiting in a car for him to return home.

The getaway car was found burned out nearby and a second car has also been recovered after being set on fire.

Local TD Eoin Ó Broin says residents are stunned by the shooting.

Mr Ó Broin said: "This is deeply shocking news and it will create a very widespread sense of fear in the community. It's a very settled residential area, it has a very young population with lots of children, there is a nearby park which has sports and recreational activities.

"So I unreservedly condemn the shooting and I would urge anybody with information to pass it on immediately to the guards."

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