Dublin: Pub shooting scene sealed off for forensic exam

The scene of a double shooting in Dublin last night remains sealed off this afternoon.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after two gunmen opened fire in Oil Can Harry's on Mount Street in Dublin city centre at about 10pm yesterday.

The Garda forensic team is continuing to carry out a technical examination of the scene.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, were wounded and taken to St Vincent's Hospital where they are being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Local Fine Gael Councillor for Dublin South East Kieran Binchy said: "I don't know what was behind the shooting…but I do know there's a drugs problem in the city and it is fuelling shootings and murders in the area.

"Properly resourced gardaí supporting the local community is one part of the solution…In addition, there just are not enough activities for young people in the area."

Gardaí at Pearse St are appealing to anyone who witnessed the attack - or who may have seen a dark-coloured car in the vicinity last night - to contact them.

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