Shooting in Dublin leaves two people with life-threatening injuries
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Shooting in Dublin leaves two people with life-threatening injuries

TWO MEN are being treated in hospital for injuries sustained during a shooting in Dublin this afternoon.

The two men, believed to be brothers, were the victims of a shooting at approximately midday today, 17 January 2020, which took place in Killeek Lane in north Dublin.

It is being reported that the two men were sitting in a car near a forklift company in the area when they were shot at.

The man in the driver's seat was shot up to five times, according to The Irish Mirror, and the passenger was shot once in the back.

The men, whose injuries are described as life-threatening, were taken to hospital via ambulance where they are currently undergoing treatment.

A short statement given by gardaí earlier would not confirm any fatalaties in the incident.

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The suspected getaway car was discovered partly burnt out approximately 13 kilometres away, with RTÉ reporting that two men were arrested shortly after.

The men are being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State in two seperate garda stations and can be held for questioning for up to three days.

A Garda spokesman said: "Gardai are currently at the scene of an alleged shooting incident at Killeek Lane, Dublin.

"No further information is available at this time."