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Revealed: Face of gangster who cheated death in north Dublin shooting

The scene of last night's shooting
The scene of last night's shooting

This is the face of the well-known criminal who survived an assassination attempt in Swords, north county Dublin last night.

Tommy 'the Zombie' Savage was the target of Friday evening's shooting in the Rathbeale Crescent estate in Swords.

Tommy 'the Zombie' Savage

The 66-year-old was targeted as he pulled into a driveway in the north county Dublin estate but managed to escape the car as bullets tore through it.

According to a local source, Zombie is extremely lucky to be alive after the botched hit.

Gardai found a black Audi, which had been set on fire, on a back road leading to Dublin Airport shortly after the attack.

It is believed that this vehicle was used by up to two shooters during the attempt on Zombie's life.

A local woman, 52, told Independent.ie that she first thought the sound of the bullets were fireworks going off in the estate.

"I heard the bangs. There were a few clips. I thought it was just Halloween fireworks," she said.

A 30-year-old man living in nearby Mooretown Estate added: "I heard six shots. I knew straight away it was gunfire. It sounded like six thuds.

"I went and got into my car and drove down to the scene, but all I saw was the empty car."

Some locals said they saw Savage after the shooting.

"I saw him surrounded by guards. He had run across to the JC supermarket, which was crowded at the time," one man said.

"When I saw him, he was coming out of the supermarket with about five guards all around him. He got into an ambulance."