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'Panicked state' Man injured in Ballyfermot shooting desperately banged on doors for help

He had suffered at least two serious gunshot wounds and was desperate to escape the gunman before emergency services arrived”

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Bullet holes in the windscreen of a vehicle at the scene in Ballyfermot where a man was shot multiple times in his vehicle. Picture: Collins

Bullet holes in the windscreen of a vehicle at the scene in Ballyfermot where a man was shot multiple times in his vehicle. Picture: Collins

Bullet holes in the windscreen of a vehicle at the scene in Ballyfermot where a man was shot multiple times in his vehicle. Picture: Collins

The 40-year-old criminal who miraculously survived when nine shots from a handgun were fired at him on Wednesday night desperately banged on a number of doors looking for help after the botched attempted murder in Ballyfermot.

He had suffered at least two serious gunshot wounds and was desperate to escape the gunman before emergency services arrived,” a source said today.

“He was in a very panicked state after being shot and there is no doubt that this individual is very lucky to be alive,” the source added.

However the gunman also fled the scene, setting a getaway car on fire in a nearby estate.

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Gardai at the scene on Ballyfermot Avenue where a burned-out car was discovered last night after a man was shot multiple times in his vehicle. Picture: Collins

Gardai at the scene on Ballyfermot Avenue where a burned-out car was discovered last night after a man was shot multiple times in his vehicle. Picture: Collins

Gardai at the scene on Ballyfermot Avenue where a burned-out car was discovered last night after a man was shot multiple times in his vehicle. Picture: Collins

The victim who is from the Islandbridge flats area of the capital was still being treated in St James’ Hospital today for serious injuries he sustained at Ballyfermot Parade at around 8.30pm on Wednesday.

No arrests have yet been made in the case which is being investigated by Ballyfermot gardai and a chief suspect for the attempted gangland murder has not yet been identified.

The main line of enquiry in the investigation is that the victim who has been living in west Dublin recently has “become embroiled in a bad row with his former criminal associates over the past year or more.”

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A burnT-out vehicle on Ballyfermot Drive, close to the scene of the shooting on Ballyfermot Crescent.

A burnT-out vehicle on Ballyfermot Drive, close to the scene of the shooting on Ballyfermot Crescent.

A burnT-out vehicle on Ballyfermot Drive, close to the scene of the shooting on Ballyfermot Crescent.

Sources say that gardai have been investigating an incident in March which occurred at Ballyfermot Crescent when the 40-year-old was shot at as part of a dispute with a notorious local crime gang who count a now jailed 27-year-old thug with almost 100 previous convictions as one of their main members.

“It cannot be ruled out that March’s incident is linked to the attempted murder this week,” a source said.

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