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Man blasted in north Dublin gun attack named locally

Gardai seal off a laneway near the shooting
Gardai seal off a laneway near the shooting

The man shot in Tuesday's attack has been named locally as Christopher Maguire.

37-year-old Maguire was blasted five times as he attempted to run away from a gunman in the Dun Emer estate in Lusk, north Dublin

He was shot in the face, neck, arm, abdomen and chest during the incident.

A woman with two young children was the first to come across the horrific scene.

It is understood that despite his serious injuries the victim was conscious when emergency services arrived.

He was rushed to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where his condition is described as critical.

Maguire, an associate of Declan ‘Whacker’ Duffy , is currently on bail charged with three counts of false imprisonment  of a family at The Towers, Garters Lane in Saggart on June 9th last year.

Members of the ‘New INLA’ have been linked to gun attacks carried out on behalf of the Kinahan cartel in recent weeks but it is unclear at this stage if today’s incident is linked to the feud.

Today’s shooting comes just three days after David Douglas was shot dead outside his wife’s shop in Dublin’s south inner city.

Associates of the Kinahan cartel are the prime suspects in carrying out that attack.

They were also linked to another attempt on Douglas’ life last November.

The New INLA have been working with the Kinahan cartel during the feud and are suspected of acting as guns for hire for the Cartel.