Speaking after the incident the Cathaoirleach John Brady said "I totally condemn this shooting incident in which a young man was injured. The incident took place at approximatelyin a public park that was full of children out playing football and enjoying the evening".
Brady continued " I spoke to a number of locals at the scene shortly after the shooting and they are in total shock. The Peoples Park in Little Bray is a beautiful and peaceful part of the town and unfortunately this incident is going to put the town in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons".
Brady concluded "The fact this shooting happened in broad daylight in a park with hundreds of people shows that the perpetrator or perpetrators have little regard for the community of Little Bray and need to be apprehended. I urge anyone with any information or if they witnessed anything in the park to contact the Gardaí to ensure that the individuals involved are taken off the streets".