Man United Fan Shot After Derby Match

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The Belfast Telegraph are reporting that after Manchester City’s fortunate 2-1 over Man United, a Man United fan was shot following an argument with a City fan.

It is believed that the Man United fan was shot in the heart after a slanging match after the game. 22-year old David Latimer was walking home from a pub with his girlfriend and a mate at 1am when he was attacked.

Cllr Robert Dowds said: "I am aware some local people were concerned about noise coming from that area at late hours. On occasion there is an element of anti-social behaviour." 

"Anything can happen in this world. It may very well have been that's the case [that it could have been because of the football result]," he added.

"One of the shotgun pellets is lodged in the wall muscles of David's heart" a family member said. "Originally the doctors didn't think it was bad but now they're saying it's touch and go.
"We've been with him all day and he's in and out of consciousness. We're devastated by this. He went out to watch a football match with his girlfriend."

"What kind of animal shoots a 22-year-old just because he gets in a slagging match?"
"They're very upset (David's family) over this. We'd ask anyone who knows the person responsible to pass on whatever they know to the gardai." 

"The doctors have gotten a lot of the pellets out but they don't want to touch the one trapped in David's heart."

"This is just a nightmare. David is a real happy-go-lucky young fella. He enjoys a pint, but he's never done anything to deserve something like this." 

Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact Clondalkin Garda Station on 01 6667600 or the Garda Confidential helpline on 1800 666 111.

Hopefully he gets well soon.

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