A MAN has been seriously injured following a shooting in Dublin.
Details are still emerging about the shooting, which occurred this afternoon, Wednesday 4th September in the Lucan area of West Dublin, DublinLive reports.
There is a heavy Garda presence at the scene of the attack, with an ambulance and fire fighting emergency services also present.
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It is believed that the victim is a man in his 40's. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where his condition is described as serious.
It is being reported that the victim was sitting in his car in Griffeen Glen Park, Lucan, when the attacker shot him up to six times in the head and arms.
A burnt out car was found close to the crime scene. Gardaí are investigating the possibility that this car was used in the getaway and subsequently set alight to hide evidence.
A Garda spokeswoman released an official statement, saying:
“Gardaí in Lucan are currently at scene of a shooting incident that occurred at Griffeen Glen Park, Lucan this afternoon Wednesday 4th September, 2019 at 1.50p.m.
“A man (early 40s) was shot a number of times while in his car. He has been removed to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown in a serious condition.
“The road is currently closed and scene preserved. Investigations ongoing.”
The victim may have been previously known to Gardaí.