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'unacceptable' Dublin councillor slams Clondalkin shooting that left two women hospitalised

Gardaí said the windows were shattered in the car although both women were treated for what were later described as “non-life threatening injuries."

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Both adults in the car were later treated for non-life threatening injuries at St James's Hospital

Both adults in the car were later treated for non-life threatening injuries at St James's Hospital

Both adults in the car were later treated for non-life threatening injuries at St James's Hospital

A local councillor has condemned yesterday morning's shooting in Clondalkin that left two women injured.

A female driver and her passenger, who are both in their 30s, were rushed to St James's Hospital after a firearm was discharged at a car at the Oak Road/Nangor Road junction at approximately 9.45am.

Gardaí said the windows were shattered in the car although both women were treated for what were later described as “non-life threatening injuries."

Cllr William Joseph Carey (SF) condemned the shooting, saying that “Unfortunately it’s all too often that we are hearing about incidents like this now in Dublin.

"Sometimes you think that they happen so frequently that they don't even make the headlines anymore, which is a problem in itself,” Cllr Carey said.

“And this is the danger, that we are becoming almost conditioned to this level of criminality, and I don't think that’s acceptable.

"There are always these ongoing issues, which is widespread across Dublin now, and they don’t even come as a shock anymore, it's as if we’ve come to half expect to hear about them.

“But we've been trying to address certain issues in and around the Clondalkin area for a long time.

“We have regular meetings with the Gardaí and myself and the other councillors work closely with the local officers here.

"At our meetings in the local policing forum we talk about trying to redirect young people into different avenues, away from criminal behaviour, so the idea of anyone using a gun has to be utterly condemned."

No arrests have yet been made and an examination of the scene has been carried out.

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A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí in Clondalkin are investigating a firearms incident that occurred at the junction of Oak Road/Nangor Road, Clondalkin on Monday, March 7, at approximately 9.45am.

“A firearm was discharged at a car and shattered the windows. The female driver and passenger (30s) received non-life threatening injuries. They attended St. James's Hospital for treatment.

"Investigations are ongoing."

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