26/07/2010

Dublin Shooting Leaves Three Wounded

Three men are in hospital after a shooting incident at the Players Lounge pub in Fairview in Dublin.

According to reports this morning, a man armed with two guns approached a group standing outside the pub at around 12.30am and fired a number of shots.

The person believed to be the target of the attack ran into the pub and the gunman chased him inside. The man was shot in head while two other customers inside the pub also suffered injuries.

One man in his 30s is currently in a critical condition at Beaumont Hospital while the second man, in his 20s, was taken to the Mater Hospital where his condition is also described as critical. A third man in his 30s is in a serious condition at the Mater Hospital.

Gardaí are at the scene and the area has been cordoned-off. The road close to the scene of the shooting has also been closed off.

Motorists are advised there is no through road from Fairview to Richmond Road and from Philipsburgh Avenue to Fairview Strand until about midday.

An incident room has been set up at Clontarf Garda station and anyone with information is asked to contact Clontarf Garda station or the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.

(DW/BMcC)

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