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Gun terror Shot fired after 'confrontation' at Ballyfermot housing site

There had been an earlier dispute involving a number of people and what has been reported is that one of those involved in the row left”

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Ballyfermot Garda Station

Ballyfermot Garda Station

Ballyfermot Garda Station

A major garda investigation is in place today after a shot was fired when a row broke out at a housing site.

Gardai were alerted to the incident at around 10.20pm yesterday when a gunman is alleged to have sped into Labre Park in west Dublin and fired a shot in the air after a confrontation broke out.

No one was injured in the incident which is being investigated by Ballyfermot gardai.

“There had been an earlier dispute involving a number of people and what has been reported is that one of those involved in the row left,” a source told Independent.ie.

“However he came back with a firearm and recklessly fired a shot in the air before speeding away,” the source added.

It is understood that the incident will lead to an increase in armed patrols in the locality with fears that it could lead to even more violence.

When contacted gardai said that no description of the gunman or the vehicle he was driving was available.

“Gardaí are investigating reports of a firearm being discharged on the Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, at approximately 10:20pm on Monday, 9th August, 2021,” a garda spokesman told Independent.ie.

“No injuries were reported during the course of this incident. The scene was preserved for technical examination.

“No arrests have been made at this time in connection with this incident. Investigations are ongoing,” he added.

Labre Park, completed in 1967, was the first purpose-built local authority Traveller housing scheme. Located between an industrial estate and the Grand Canal, it contains 20 small houses.

There are also 20 households living in caravans.

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