Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Gangland drama actor Leroy Harris shot in the leg in Dublin


A young actor who appeared in a television drama series about gangland crime in Ireland - which has been shown by Channel 5 in Britain - has been shot by a lone gunman in Dublin.

Leroy Harris, who played a part in three episodes of the controversial Love/Hate, was wounded in the leg in the early hours of Friday morning as he walked through Dublin’s north inner-city – an area which has been plagued by gangland crime. The actor last year admitted a charge of having a quantity of cannabis for sale or supply in the same area in which he was shot.

Harris, 20, was treated in hospital for what was said to a be non-life threatening injury. Irish police believe the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity.

Love/Hate has been a major success for the Irish national broadcaster RTE, winning critical acclaim, international sales and several Irish television awards.