12/01/2009

Man Injured In Bar Shooting

A man has been injured in a shooting incident in a Dublin pub.

Gardai at Finglas are investigating the shooting incident that occurred at a public house on Barry Road, Finglas shortly after midnight on Saturday night.

A 24-year-old male received injuries when two males wearing balaclavas entered the premises and discharged a firearm.

The injured male was taken to hospital with injuries that are describes as not life threatening. No one else was injured during the shooting, before the two males made their escape in the direction of Barry Green.

The scene has been preserved by Gardaí for technical examination.

Gardaí later said that following the incident officers from Finglas conducted follow up searches on two houses in the area and a firearm was recovered.

Gardai wish to appeal to anyone that was present at the public house or who may have information that would assist the Gardai to contact Finglas Garda Station.

(DW/BMcC)

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