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Gardai at a checkpoint tonight in Cork

Gardai at a checkpoint tonight in Cork

Gardai at a checkpoint tonight in Cork

Armed gardai manned checkpoints tonight as they continue to hunt for a gunman responsible for a shooting incident in Cork.

Officers in Watercourse Road said they are renewing their appeal for information following a shooting incident in Ballyvolane, Cork that occurred at around 7.40pm on Friday, November 29, 2019.

Earlier tonight, detectives from Waterourse Road, with the assistance of uniform Gardaí from Cork City and the Armed Support Unit, conducted a checkpoint at the junction of Chapelgate and Glenheights Road in a further attempt to appeal for witnesses and information.

During the shocking attack, a lone gunman, who was initially hiding under a truck, shot a man a number of times as he was about to get into his car in the Chapelgate area of Ballyvolane, Cork City.

The gunman then fled from the scene on foot.

The injured man, aged in his 40s, was initially treated at the scene by members of the Garda Armed Support Unit before he was taken by Ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

No arrests have been made in the investigation to date and several lines enquires are ongoing.

A garda spokesman said they are asking witnesses to contact them if they have any information about the shooting.

"Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Chapelgate area on Friday, November 29, 2019 between 7pm and 8pm to come forward. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station 021-4558510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111."

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