Two Offaly travellers shot

TWO Offaly travellers were rushed to Dublin city hospitals after being shot at the Smithfield Horse Fair in Dublin at the weekend.

TWO Offaly travellers were rushed to Dublin city hospitals after being shot at the Smithfield Horse Fair in Dublin at the weekend.

The men, believed to have addresses at the Kilmucklin halting site in Clara, were shot at around 11.30am in Smithfield. It’s believed the incident was part of an ongoing feud involving many Traveller families.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The gun used on the two Offaly men was a home made shotgun consisting of two cylinders taped together and loaded with pellets. The men were shot in the leg with pellets.

In addition Gardai also discovered a suspect device and the Army EOD were called.

Gardai at the Bridewell Garda Station who are investigating the shooting in the Smithfield area of Dublin on March 6 have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

They are particularly interested in hearing from any person who may have photos or video footage relating to the incident.

Witnesses to this incident or anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation in any way, including supplying photos or video footage, are asked to contact the Bridewell Garda Station on 01-6668200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

During the incident a man had his arm almost completely severed when he was attacked with a slash hook.