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Gun probe Gardai investigating alleged shooting incident in Dundalk, Co Louth

Gardai arrived after a video was circulated on social media reportedly showing a man firing a gun.

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Garda cars in Dundalk following reports of an alleged shooting incident

Garda cars in Dundalk following reports of an alleged shooting incident

Garda cars in Dundalk following reports of an alleged shooting incident

Gardai rushed to Dundalk town on Friday night and closed off a street after reports of a gun being fired.

Mill Street was temporarily closed as officers and garda vehicles swarmed the area.

Gardai arrived after a video was circulated on social media reportedly showing a man firing a gun.

However, the video is understood to have been taken late last year and gardai say they are probing an "alleged discharge of a firearm that is believed to have occurred in December 2020."

LMFM reports the footage shows a man firing a pump action shotgun onto a footpath.

The clip appears to show a man in a face mask loading the gun with a single cartridge before it is fired from a window at an object across the street.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana told Sundayworld.com: "Gardaí are investigating an alleged discharge of a firearm that is believed to have occurred in Dundalk in December 2020. No arrests at this time, investigations ongoing."

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