Belfast Telegraph

Family leave house after shooting

The family of an innocent bank worker shot twice at his front door has moved out of the home.

The injured man's brother and 10-year-old son returned to the house in west Dublin to pack belongings as he was treated for two bullet wounds to the leg.

Detectives are trying to establish a motive for the gun attack on the 32-year-old bank worker after he answered a call to his house on Tuesday night.

Gardai are investigating whether the injured man, who has no criminal convictions, was mistakenly shot or if he had been threatened recently.

"There's no clear motive at the moment so we're looking at all aspects of it," said a Garda source. "There's no big track record there."

The shooting happened at about 10.30pm on Tuesday when the man opened the door of his home in Corbally Green, an estate in Citywest where he lived with his partner and child.

A masked gunman fired several shots at the door, hitting his victim twice, before he fled the scene.

The bank employee was rushed to Tallaght Hospital, where his leg injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A relative at the scene, who removed clothes and possessions from the house in black bags, revealed the family do not wish to return to their home, at least for the time being.

Gardai in Tallaght have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.


From Belfast Telegraph