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Gardai appealing to taxi driver following shooting incident in Dublin

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
The scene at Boyne Street
The scene at Boyne Street

Gardai are appealing for a taxi driver to come forward following a shooting incident near the Boyne Street flats in Dublin 2.

The driver took a female passenger from the Pearse Street area at approximately 1pm and brought her to St. Vincent's Hospital, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, arriving shortly after 1.30pm on Monday.

He is believed to have been driving a silver coloured Kia.

During the gun attack the intended target reportedly fled for his life and managed to escape from the attackers, who struck at 1pm near the Boyne Street flats.

Two shots were fired in the incident.

It is believed that the target of the attack, a young man living in the area, had an altercation with individuals on Sunday.

Local people said they understood the man ended up running away from the group who pursued him onto the roadway at Boyne Street and a number of shots were fired at him.

Some people said the man may have been shot in the arm.

A bicycle used in the incident was found discarded on the roadway.

A large number of gardai, including armed units, sealed off the area after the incident and several gardai remained at the scene throughout the afternoon.

However, no injured person had been located by gardai and an appeal has been made for witnesses to contact the gardai at Pearse Street or on the confidential telephone number line 1800 666 111.

The spokesman said there were no reports of any injuries and no firearm had been found at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda Station on 01 6669000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.