Gardaí issue witness appeal following shooting in north Dublin 8 months ago

Gardaí issue witness appeal following shooting in north Dublin

Gardaí are satisfied that there is no connection between this incident and the investigation into the murder of Keane Mulready-Woods.

Gardaí investigating a shooting incident that took place in north Dublin on Friday morning (17 January) have issued an appeal for witnesses, particularly road users who may have seen a black Citroen C4 car with the registration 151D34526.

The shooting occurred at approximately 11.30am at Killeek Lane, St Margaret's in Swords.

Two men sitting in a parked vehicle at an industrial premises were approached by a lone gunman who discharged a number of shots into the vehicle.

The gunman subsequently fled the scene in a vehicle driven by another man.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing to road users with video recording equipment who may have spotted the Citroen car between 11.30am when it left the vicinity of Killeek Lane and 12.30pm when it was abandoned and set on fire at Greenwood Avenue, Coolock, in Dublin 13.

Two men aged in their late 30s received treatment at the scene before being transferred to Beaumont and Connolly hospitals.

One of the men remains in a critical condition.

At approximately 12.30pm on Friday, two men aged in their early 30s were arrested and are currently being detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act 1939 in Garda Stations in north Dublin.

A statement issued by An Garda Síochána on Friday evening notes that they are satisfied that there is no connection between this incident and the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods, whose remains were discovered in Dublin on Monday night.

Gardaí's witness appeal to road users specifically concerns anyone in the vicinity of Killeek Lane between 11.15am and 11.45am or in the vicinity of the Greenwood Avenue, Blunden Drive, Malahide Road area of Dublin 13 between 12.15pm and 12.40pm.

Investigating Gardaí can be contacted at Swords Garda Station on 01 666 4700, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.