Gardai investigating fatal shooting in Ballyfermot

By William O'Connor

GARDAI are investigating a fatal shooting incident that occurred at a house in the Croftwood Park area of Ballyfermot this morning at approximately 11am.

A man (age currently unknown) received a number of gunshot wounds and has been pronounced dead at the scene.

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The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

Sinn Féin Councillor and Chair of the Joint Policing Committee Daithí Doolan has described this morning's fatal shooting in Cherry Orchard as an attack on the whole community.

Councillor Doolan said:  "The shooting in Cherry Orchard this morning was wrong. I totally condemn It. It is an attack on the whole community.

"Cherry Orchard is a great community. It is full of hardworking families.

"This gun attack will not undo or distract us from the good work we are doing at local level. We will redouble our efforts to make Cherry Orchard a great place to live.

"I encourage anyone with information to please contact the Gardaí."

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly anyone who was in the area between 10.30am – 11.30am, to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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