Dublin City, and Cork City, gone Gun Crazy, Shooting now on a Daily Basis, Cops playing Catch Up?

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Two men blasted in separate shootings in just 12 hours as gardai investigate in Dublin and Cork

  • 17:24, 14 May 2022
  • Updated: 17:24, 14 May 2022

TWO men have been blasted in separate horror shotgun attacks in less than 12 hours.

The first victim was shot in a Dublin street on Friday afternoon.

Gardai at the scene of Friday's shooting in Finglas
Gardai at the scene of Friday’s shooting in FinglasCredit: Damien Storan
Officers search the area after the shooting
Officers search the area after the shootingCredit: Damien Storan

A second man was targeted at a house in Cork in the early hours of Saturday.

Gardai are investigating both of the violent attacks.

In the first incident emergency services were called to St Margaret’s Road, Finglas, at 5pm on Friday where a man in his 20s was found with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to the capital’s Mater Hospital for treatment and it is understood his injuries are not life-threatening.

Another man was hurt in the incident and two men in their 20s were arrested.

They are being held at Finglas Garda station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

The scene was preserved to allow for a forensic examination.

Shortly after 4am on Saturday in Churchfield Avenue, Cork, a man in his 20s was blasted with a shotgun at a house.

Gardai and emergency services were alerted to the shooting.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital for treatment.

His injures are not thought to be life threatening.

The scene was cordoned off this afternoon during a hunt for evidence.

Gardai said no arrests had been made and appealed for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesman said: “They are particularly keen for anyone with camera footage (including dash-cam) to make this available to investigating Gardai.”

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