A man in his 30s was taken to hospital this evening after he was injured in a shooting incident in Tallaght.

Gardai were called to Mac Uilliam Estate in Fortunestown shortly after 6pm this evening after receiving reports of shots being fired at a house in the area.

On arrival, they found the victim who had apparent pellet wounds in his legs.

The man was taken to Tallaght Hospital where is injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

A garda spokesman said: “At approximately 6.20pm Gardaí were called to the scene of an incident at Mac Uilliam Estate, Fortunestown Lane, following reports of shots fired at a house.

“On arrival, Gardaí discovered a man in his 30s with apparent pellet wounds to his legs.

“He was taken to Tallaght Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

“No arrests have been made to date and enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station 01-6666000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.