Dublin shooting victim still critically ill as Gardai make new appeal

Gardai at the scene of the shooting this week
Gardai at the scene of the shooting this week

The man shot a number of times in Lusk earlier this week remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Gardai confirmed this afternoon that the man, named locally as Christopher Maguire, remains in a critical condition in Beaumont Hospital.

They also made a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Speaking today at Balbriggan Garda Station, Superintendent Noel Carolan said "I would like to thank members of the public who have provided information and assistance in the investigation to date. Several hundred separate lines of inquiry are being followed by investigating Gardaí with assistance from detectives attached to the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and other national units. I am again appealing to anyone with information to contact the incident room.”

Superintendent Carolan continued – "I am also appealing for information about the movements of a white Volkswagen Golf, bearing a Northern Ireland registration number XFZ 9316, in the days and hours up to 10am on the Tuesday 5th July 2016, and in particular any sightings of this car in the areas of Dun Emer Estate and Kilhedge Lane, Lusk Co. Dublin.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Balbriggan Garda Station 01-8020510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.