Dublin shooting victim served time for drug offence

Dublin shooting victim served time for drug offence

The man shot twice in Dublin this evening was known for gardai in relation to a drug-related offence

The victim, who is in his mid 20s, was jailed in relation to possession of drugs after gardai discovered them in a car in which he as travelling.

He received a jail term but he had since been released.

The shooting took place on Shancastle Drive in Clondalkin tonight shortly before 9pm.

The man was struck in the arm and leg. Emergency services received the call at 8.56pm.

At least two men were involved in the attack and they made their getaway in a car.

Sources said it was not connected to the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud and more likely to be a "localised dispute".

The victim was taken to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The scene is currently sealed off pending a Garda Forensic Examination.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Ronanstown Garda Station on 01-666 7700, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.