Rusheeny Village, Clonsilla, Dublin:Body Builder Shot In Gangland Attack:UPDATED

28 Jan


A MUSIC promoter miraculously survived a murder bid after the car he was sitting in was riddled with bullets in a gangland-style attack.

It is not yet known why businessman Sean Enright was targeted.

He was shot outside his girlfriend’s house at Rusheeny, Clonsilla, west Dublin, just after 9pm on Thursday.

There were unconfirmed reports gardaí are examining the possibility he was the victim of an extortion attack by criminal gangs trying to extract money from business people.

Mr Enright, 30, who lives in Clonsilla, was the promoter behind a popular dance music event, Escapefest, in the last couple of years. This event attracted some attention after suspected serious criminals were seen advertising the event. Mr Enright was not involved with these individuals in any way.

But gardaí will examine this line of inquiry in a bid to narrow down possible motives for such a violent gun attack.

Mr Enright also runs the Universal Gym in Ballycoolin, north Dublin, and is a champion amateur body builder.

Gardaí said the gun attack happened at around 9.15pm on Rusheeny Manor, as Mr Enright sat in his VW Golf GTI outside his girlfriend’s house. The dad-of-two, originally from Cabra, was hit five times by a gunman wielding a handgun, who fired nine shots in all.

It is understood Mr Enright received injuries to his arm, leg and chest. He was taken by ambulance to James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown where his condition is “stable”.

His attackers fled in a car and a vehicle was found burnt out on Huntstown Avenue.

A Garda spokesman said: “We are appealing for anyone who was in the area prior to the incident, or immediately afterwards, to contact Blanchardstown on 01 6667000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”

Meanwhile, gardaí investigating a separate gun attack caught two suspected gunmen after their motorcycle crashed nearby.

They gunmen had fired at a house on Croftwood Grove in Ballyfermot, south west Dublin, at around midnight on Thursday.

A firearm was recovered. No one was injured.

Clonsilla - Shooting considered a gangland attack

Clonsilla – Shooting considered a gangland attack

 A 30-year-old man has been shot and seriously injured in Dublin tonight.

The shooting happened in Rusheeny Village in Clonsilla at around 9.15pm.

The victim was a national champion body builder who established a gym in Dublin and also worked as a music festival promoter.

He was shot several times as he sat in a car.

Gardaí are treating the shooting as a gangland attack.

It is believed nine shots were fired at him by a gunman with a handgun and that- he was hit five times – once in the arm, once in the leg and three times in the chest.

He was taken by ambulance to James Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown.

The scene has been sealed off, a car found burned out near is to be forensically examined.

Detectives are now trying to establish a motive for the shooting.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses

Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown - Man treated after shooting
Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown – Man treated after shooting

Gardaí are treating the attempted murder as a gangland attack.


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