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Dublin shooting: Man shot 'a number of times' in Lusk

Appeal for information on Volkswagen Golf with Northern Ireland registration number

Published 08/07/2016

Gardai have launched an investigation after a shooting in Lusk about 15 miles from Dublin city
Gardai have launched an investigation after a shooting in Lusk about 15 miles from Dublin city

A man has been shot 'a number of times' in Dun Emer Place in Lusk, Co Dublin.

The incident happened at around 9.35am. The 36-year-old man was taken to Beaumont Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

An incident room has been established at Balbriggan Garda Station and a family liaison officer has been appointed in the case.

Speaking today at Balbriggan Garda Station, Superintendent Noel Carolan said: "I would like to thank members of the public who have provided information and assistance in the investigation to date.

"Several hundred separate lines of inquiry are being followed by investigating Gardaí with assistance from detectives attached to the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other national units. I am again appealing to anyone with information to contact the incident room."

He added: "I am also appealing for information about the movements of a white Volkswagen Golf, bearing a Northern Ireland registration number XFZ 9316, in the days and hours up to 10am on the Tuesday 5th July 2016, and in particular any sightings of this car in the areas of Dun Emer Estate and Kilhedge Lane, Lusk Co. Dublin."

The car was later found burnt out at Kilhedge Lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Balbriggan Garda Station 01-8020510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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