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20-year-old man gunned down in West Dublin attack had been in argument

Blood stains mark the scene (Pic: Herald)
Blood stains mark the scene (Pic: Herald)

Gardai believe that shooting victim Jordan Friary who was gunned down on at 6.30pm on Saturday at Cherry Orchard Parade, had been involved in an argument earlier in the day.

20-year-old Friary from Elmdale Park, who is fighting for his life at St Jame’s Hospital, was blasted five times after his attacker opened fire in Cherry Orchard Parade, West Dublin.

The lone gunman, who is believed to have used a machine gun, made his escape as Friary managed to sprint along a railway embankment for 20-yards before collapsing.

Reports indicate that Friary, who also goes by the name Jordan Nolan, was socialising with a group of friends who witnessed the shooting.

"A guy arrived on a bike and took a handgun from a bag before spraying Friary with gunfire, he hit him five times," one source said.

"In a bid to get away, and with adrenaline pumping through his body, Friary managed to climb through a gap in a fence behind him and run along the railway embankment for around 20 yards to the right before collapsing," they added.

An ambulance was called to the scene and Friary was treated on the spot before being rushed to St James's Hospital.

He was described last night as being in a critical condition and is understood to have undergone emergency surgery for a second time yesterday afternoon.

Investigators do not know of a motive for the shooting and are following different lines of inquiry into the attempted murder.