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Shots fired at Dublin home 'may have been case of mistaken identity'

Door of the home in Cabra which was struck seven times (Pic:
Door of the home in Cabra which was struck seven times (Pic:

Gardai are investigating if the house targeted in an early-morning shooting on Sunday is a case of mistaken identity.

The resident, a man in his late 50s, has no known involvement in organised crime.

One theory is that the gunmen confused his home for another based on the colour of the walls.

A number of bullets struck the home on Cuala Road in Cabra.

Two men were in the house at the time but nobody was hurt in the attack.

A garda spokesman confirmed officers in Mountjoy station are investigating the incident.

Neighbours spoke of their concerns following the shooting.

Lubos Kocik (36) lives on the road with his wife and three sons.

The chef told that his nine-year-old son woke after hearing the gunshots nearby.

"I sleep at the back of the house so I didn't hear anything. My son was at the front of our house and he heard it.

"He was not scared but I am scared. If these people had shot at another house instead then we could have been hurt.

"My son could have been killed.

"I am often playing Playstation in my house at 5am in the morning. If they had shot at my window then I would have been gone."

No arrests have been made. 

Gardai are continuing their investigation.