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More details emerge from shocking suburban shooting

Crime DeskBy Alan Sherry
More details emerge from shocking suburban shooting

GARDAI have found a handgun and silencer believed to have been used in today’s gun attack.

A 37-year-old man, who has links to the group known as the New INLA, was injured in a shooting in the Dun Emer estate in Lusk, north Dublin, around 9.50am.

Sources say he left his house and it is believed he tried to flee after spotting a gunman coming for him.

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.

A VW Golf was seen leaving the area and was discovered burnt out at Kilhedge Lane, Lusk a short time later.

Sources said a handgun and silencer were found in the vehicle.

The victim is an associate of Declan ‘Whacker’ Duffy.

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 if today’s incident is linked to the feud.

An associate of today’s victim has been on the run since a feud-related shooting in Dublin’s north inner city earlier this year

Gardai raided his home following the shooting but he had already fled.

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.