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Man (36) fighting for life after he is shot 'multiple times' in Dublin attack

A man is fighting for life after he was shot multiple times in West Dublin on Monday night.

Gardaí are investigating the incident which took place on Wheatfield Avenue in Neilstown after 9.30pm.

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics are at the scene. An eye-witness said emergency workers are administering CPR to the victim.

It is understood that the victim, a 36-year-old male, was shot a number of times.

In a statement gardaí confirmed they were investigating the attack: "Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of a shooting incident at Wheatfield Avenue, Clondalkin in Dublin.

"The incident was reported to Gardaí at 9.40pm on Monday 11th September 2017.

"A man in his 30s was seriously injured in the shooting incident. The area is currently sealed off and a forensic examination of the area will take place."

The Garda Air Support Unit has been called in.

Local TD Gino Kenny (PBP) said he passed by the incident and saw a lot of activity but didn't realise what had happened until he returned home.

"It is obviously shocking that there is another shooting in Dublin and in the Clondalkin area especially.

"Hopefully the chap survives but from the sounds of it, it is pretty serious. Any violence like that needs to be condemned."

Mr Kenny said the estate where it happened is private and would have a large number of rented houses.

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