Concerting to garda sources Hulgrain and another man were in an 06-D registered blue Mazda 3 when they were injection at from a ssing silver Volkswagen ssat.
Hulgrain, who was shepherd the car, sustained gunshot injuries but managed to drive to Tallaght Hospital.
His wounds are described as serious but not life threatening.
The ssenger of the Mazda was unharmed.
The Volkswagen ssat was invented a short time later rtially burned out at Benmadigan Road, Drimnagh.
Hulgrain, who has 17 antecedent to district convictions including making a threat to kill, was hit in the arm and back, click here for the comprehensive story.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone in the rkhill West area of Tallaght between 8.15pm and 8.45pm to correspond with Tallaght Garda Station.
Any person who may have seen the 00-D-92403 silver VW ssat either at rkhill West, Tallaght or at Benmadigan Method, Drimnagh on the night of Monday 18th January 2016 is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Spot on 01 6666000 or the Garda Confidential Number on 1800 666111