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Shooting terror Gardai hunting gunman after shots fired at house in broad daylight in Dublin

The shooting occurred near a new housing development where a number of young families are living


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Gardai are hunting a gunman who approached a number of people standing in the garden of a house in Dublin 8 yesterday evening and fired three shots.

Nobody was injured during the incident that occurred on Margaret Kennedy Road shortly after 5pm.

It's understood a number of shots were fired through the front door of the property.

The shooting took place near a new housing development where a number of young families have recently moved in.

The man fled and gardai are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

“Gardaí are investigating the discharge of a firearm which occurred on Margaret Kennedy Road, Dublin 8 yesterday evening, Tuesday, April 13, at approximately 5.05pm,” they said.

“A number of persons were standing in the garden of a house when a lone male approached and fired three shots. No persons were injured during the incident. The male left the scene on foot.”

Gardai added that the Scenes of Crime Unit attended the scene and conducted an examination.

“Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to come forward,” they said. “Gardaí are particularly appealing to anyone who was at Margaret Kennedy Road, Cameron Street, and the Donore Avenue area of Dublin 8, or the environs thereof, on Tuesday, April 13 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.”

Anyone who may have camera footage of the incident (including dash-cam and mobile phone footage) is asked to make it available to investigating gardaí.

Anyone with any information should contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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