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Shot man is notorious gangster's pal

Crime DeskBy Eamon Dillon
Robert Ellis and Lee McDonnell
Robert Ellis and Lee McDonnell

This is the man blasted in a gun attack this week posing for a pic with notorious gangster and jail escapee Lee McDonnell.

Robert Ellis (23) was shot in the stomach while his innocent girlfriend was hit in the arm by a gunman as they walked home on Thursday night

The 23-year-old was blasted in the stomach while his girlfriend was hit in the arm with a small calibre handgun outside a house in Grange View Lawns in West Dublin.

Ellis had previously been warned by Gardaí that his life was in danger.

“We would ask anyone who may have witnessed the attack to contact the Garda confidential line or their local Garda station,” said a spokesperson.

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