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Two arrested in raids carried out by gardai investigating shooting of great-granny in Dublin

The scene of Thursday's shooting
The scene of Thursday's shooting

Gardai investigating the shooting of an innocent woman in her 70s in south Dublin on Thursday have arrested two men.

Gardai have arrested two men in connection with the investigation into a shooting incident that occurred at Oliver Plunkett Avenue, Monkstown Farm, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday night.

One of the men is 29 years old, while the other is 31.

The men were arrested this morning following raids in north and south Dublin.

Gardai from the Organised Crime Unit were part of the garda team that carried out the raids.

The men are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended at Dun Laoghaire garda station.

During the incident on Thursday, 77-year-old May Brown received a gunshot wound when a man shot her after she opened the front door of her home.

Mrs Brown's six-year-old great-grandson was in the house when the shooting took place.

May Brown

The man, who stood directly outside the front door, is described as being of average height. He may have had a beard and wore a hat/hood on his head. He is believed to have worn dark clothing. It is not known what direction the man fled the scene.

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The victim received medical assistance at the scene before being taken to Saint Vincent's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The scene was preserved and a full technical examination was carried out. An incident room has been established at Dun Laoghaire garda station and gardai have carried out house-to-house enquiries as part of an ongoing investigation.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Dun Laoghaire garda station on 01 666 5000, the garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.