Gardaí are investigating a shooting incident that occured today (Friday, December 3rd) on Cookstown Road in Tallaght, Dublin 24 at approximately 12.10pm. They have recovered a gun from the scene.
A man in his 50s, received gunshot wounds and was removed to Tallaght University Hospital. His condition is described as ‘serious‘.
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination by the Garda Technical Bureau, while an incident room has been set up at Tallaght Garda Station
Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward, particularly to anyone who was on Cookstown Road between 11.45am and 12.15pm to come forward.
Gardaí are also appealing for information in relation to the following vehicles which are believed to have been involved in the incident:
• A small, dark van which was discovered on fire in Kilcarrig Close, Tallaght this afternoon at approximately 12.15pm.
• A small, black car that was discovered partially burnt in Rathmill Glen, Rathcoole a short time later.
• And a small, silver hatchback car may have been parked in Rathmill Glen, Rathcoole over the past 24 hours.
Anyone who may have information in relation to these vehicles is asked to contact Gardaí.
Anyone who may have camera footage of these areas over the past 24 hours (including dash-cam and mobile phone footage) is asked to make it available to investigating Gardaí.
Anyone with any information in relation to this matter should contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing