27/01/2015

Man Critical After Shooting In South Dublin

A 33-year-old man is in a critical conditional in hospital following an incident involving the alleged false imprisonment of a woman in Dublin.

According to garda, a man is believed to have dragged a woman into a car in the Ringsend area of Dublin.

It is understood the man then drove around south Dublin for a while before stopping at a petrol station in Templeogue.

At the petrol station the woman is believed to have alerted two uniformed garda officers.

When confronted by the officers the man is said to have driven off at speed, with garda pursing.

Following a chase the suspect lost control of the car and crashed at the Spawell roundabout.

According to a report by the Irish Times, when the officers approached him the man produced a gun. Two shots were reportedly fired, one of which is believed to have hit the man in the head.

He is said to be in a critical condition in Tallaght Hospital.

Garda have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

The incident has been reported to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, who have launched an investigation.

(MH/CD)

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