Gardaí launch an appeal for information following a shooting at Ballyvolane yesterday evening

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Gardaí at Watercourse Road are appealing for information following a shooting incident in Ballyvolane.

At approximately 7.40pm a 41-year-old man was approached by a lone gunman and shot a number of times as he alighted from a car in the Chapelgate area of Ballyvolane on the north side of Cork City. It’s understood the gunman fled from the scene on foot. The injured man was initially treated at the scene by members of the Southern Region Garda ASU (Armed Support Unit) before he was taken by Ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

The injured man remains in Cork University Hospital where his condition is understood to be stable. The scene is currently preserved for examination by local scenes of crime officers. An incident room has been established at Watercourse Road Station where a case conference was held by investigators this morning. No arrests have been made to date and enquires are ongoing.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Chapelgate area between 7pm and 7.45pm to come forward, they are also appealing to anyone with camera footage (including dashcam) from the area to make it available to investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact Mayfield Garda Station 021-4558510 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.




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