Gardai appeal for shooting witnesses

Gardai are seeking the public’s help after a shooting in Dublin this morning left a man in critical condition. The 38-years-old man and his 17-years-old son were shot at 8.25am as they were leaving Grianan Fidh, Aikens Village, between Sandyford and Stepaside, Dublin 18.

Both were taken to St St Vincent’s University Hospital. “Gardai have arrested a male in his early 40s in West Dublin at lunchtime today in relation to this shooting and he is being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Blackrock Garda Station,” said Sergeant Tony Connaughton.

He added: “A silver Ford Mondeo car registration 99 D 47450 which was used by the suspects was abandoned at the scene and two males, no better described, ran from the car in the direction of Sandyford Hall Estate towards Kilgobbin Rd / Murphystown Road.”

Sergeant Connaughton said: “Gardai wish to appeal to anyone that may have seen these two males running from the car in the direction as describes, these males may have got into another car or even a taxi.”

Gardai also want to track the movements of the silver Ford Mondeo before the shooting and want to hear from anybody who has seen suspicious activity in the Aiken Estate area in the last 24 hours.

Anyone with information should contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01 -6665200, the Garda Confidential Telephone line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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