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Young baby escapes injury after shots fired in attempted gangland hit

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Young baby escapes injury after shots fired in attempted gangland hit

A young baby had a narrow escape after shots were fired in an attempted gangland hit this evening.

According to Independent.ie a number of bullets were fired at a vehicle in the car park of Charlestown Shopping centre, Finglas at 6.15pm.

Sources have revealed that the gunman missed his intended target and the bullets hit off another car with a young infant inside.

Gardai from Finglas are investigating this latest attack.

The intended target is believed to be from Tallaght.

The scene of the incident is adjacent to the McDonalds and KFC fast food restaurants.

The area is cordoned off and gardai have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Local TD Noel Rock said: "A Friday night at a shopping centre shows there is a clear seeping of gangland crime into the everyday lives of families.

"The fact that these shots narrowly missed a young child shows the real danger posed by these thugs. I'm afraid I have to call on the Minister for Justice to take a far more robust stance on this matter, as this is clearly escalating in this part of Dublin."