Two men injured in Dublin shooting

Monday 26 August 2013 21.57
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The scene on Glasnevin Avenue was examined by a garda forensic team
The scene on Glasnevin Avenue was examined by a garda forensic team
The second man was later found with an apparent gunshot wound in nearby Hillcrest Park
The second man was later found with an apparent gunshot wound in nearby Hillcrest Park
It is understood both men are not from the Glasnevin area and live in Ballymun
It is understood both men are not from the Glasnevin area and live in Ballymun
A number of bicycles were taken away for further examination
A number of bicycles were taken away for further examination

Two men have been injured in a shooting incident in Glasnevin in Dublin.

The incident occurred at around 8.15am on Glasnevin Avenue.

A 52-year-old man was shot as he cycled along the footpath and was found lying in the driveway of a house.

He was taken to the Mater Hospital where he is said to be in a serious condition.

A second man, aged in his 30s, was later found with an apparent gunshot wound in nearby Hillcrest Park a short distance away from the first scene.

He was taken to Beaumont Hospital for treatment on a leg injury.

It is understood both men were on bicycles and had left a laneway leading onto Glasnevin Avenue when the shooting took place.

A firearm has been recovered from the scene and is being tested for ballistic evidence.

A technical examination of the scene has been completed and a number of bicycles have been taken away for further examination.

It is understood both men are not from the Glasnevin area and live in nearby Ballymun.

Gardaí are satisfied that both incidents are connected and they are trying to established the exact circumstances surrounding them.

They have appealed for information from anyone who may have witnessed the shootings or may have seen any suspicious activity in the area this morning to contact them.