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  • 16 May 2014, 20:58

Leroy Harris: TV Actor Shot In Leg In Dublin

An actor who starred in an Irish crime drama which has also been shown on Channel 5 has been shot in the leg in Dublin city centre.

Leroy Harris, who appeared in Love/Hate, was taken to hospital after the attack in the Rutland Cottages area.

He was walking with a friend through the inner city suburb early on Friday morning when he was approached by a gunman who opened fire.

A police spokesman said the reason for the shooting is unclear.

"Gardai in Mountjoy Garda station are investigating a firearms incident that occurred at Rutland Cottages, Dublin 1, early this morning," he said.

"At approximately 3.40am a lone male approached two men as they walked near Rutland Cottages.

"The lone male discharged a firearm at one of the men, injuring his leg.

"The injured 20-year-old man was taken to the Mater hospital with injuries described as 'not life threatening'."

The spokesman said the second man, whose identity is not known, was not injured.

Harris has now been released from hospital.

The Channel 5 website describes Love/Hate as depicting "the drug addiction, squalor and violence of organised crime that has grown in post-boom Ireland".

Harris was in three episodes of series four of the drama, which has been a hit on its original station RTE.

Channel 5 has only shown series one so far.

Love/Hate sparked anger for a scene involving Harris' character in which a cat was shot.

Before starring in the show, the actor appeared in Irish independent film Happy Ever Afters.

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