Bray shooting does not represent the community of Bray

Responding to the shooting of a man last week in Bray Wicklow TD John Brady has condemned the shooting and called on the Justice Minister to deliver all necessary personnel and resources to An Garda Síochána to apprehend those responsible.

The Sinn Féin Deputy said;

“The shooting on Wednesday evening has been roundly condemned in the strongest possible terms by the local community. This shooting took place in a highly populated part of the town that is already seen much grief in the recent past as the shooting took place adjacent to where our two brave firefighters lost their lives.”

“This shooting like the previous fatal shooting in Bray Boxing club does not represent what Bray stands for, or the strong community in the town. That’s why as a community we stand united in our condemnation of the violence.

It will be vital in the days and weeks ahead for the Justice Minister to continue resourcing An Garda Síochána and provide any additional resources needed to apprehend those responsible and secure convictions. Thankfully the Garda Drug Unit which had been disbanded has been recently re-established. However Garda numbers in the area remain low and that needs to be addressed immediately.”

“Unfortunately a dark cloud has been over Bray since the fatal shooting In Bray Boxing Club last September; however these are isolated incidents that don’t represent the town. We must continue to build on the strong community in the town and all the positives. We do need the establishment to step up to the mark and tackle the senseless gun crime that’s growing across the entire State.”

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