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Witness appeal-Man injured in shooting incident Coolock Dublin 29th March 2017

Gardaí are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at a house at Belcamp Cresent, Coolock last night, Wednesday 29th March 2017 shortly before midnight.

A man, 45 years, suffered an apparent gunshot wound to his leg when a man forced entry to his house and discharged a firearm. He received medical assistance at the scene before being taken to Beaumont Hospital with non life threatening injuries. No other injuries have been reported.

The culprit, described as being a young man, 5’7” in height, wearing a balaclava, a navy coloured hooded top, black gloves and black runners, fled from the scene on foot to an awaiting car. A short time and distance later a blue BMW saloon, partial registration 02 C, was discovered, partially burnt out, at Greenwood Walk.

A second car, a black coloured Volkswagon Golf partial registration 99 C was later located close to Shamrock Cottages in the North Strand area. Both vehicles have been seized for technical examination and scenes have been preserved.

Investigations are on-going and no arrests have been made. An Incident Room has been set up at Coolock Garda Station. 

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information, particularly those who may have observed the blue BMW and/or the green Honda CRV prior to or after this incident, to contact them at Coolock Garda Station on 01 6664200, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda station.