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crime scene Update: Male (50s) arrested as man remains in 'critical condition' after Tallaght shooting

The man was rushed to Tallaght University Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries

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The man has been rushed to Tallaght Hospital with serious head injuries

The man has been rushed to Tallaght Hospital with serious head injuries

The man has been rushed to Tallaght Hospital with serious head injuries

A man (50s) has been arrested following a shooting incident where another man suffered serious head injuries and a dog was also shot near Tallaght, Co Dublin this afternoon. 

The incident occurred in a premises in the Hazel Grove area of Tallaght of south Co Dublin at lunchtime today.

A large number of gardai and paramedics rushed to the scene, of what has been described as a farmland area, after a man (30s) reportedly suffered gun shot wounds.

The injured man was rushed to Tallaght University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A man (50s) was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody at Tallaght Garda Station.

A garda spokesman has appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

"Gardaí are investigating a serious shooting incident that occurred at a premises in the Hazel Grove area of Tallaght, Co. Dublin this afternoon, Tuesday, 22nd February 2022.

"Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene just after 1pm.

"A man, aged in his 30s received an apparent gunshot wound and was taken to Tallaght University Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

"A man, aged in his early 50s, was arrested at the scene. He is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

"The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination to be conducted by the Garda Technical Bureau.

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"Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information who may have been the Hazel Grove area of Tallaght to come forward.

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."

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