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(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

GARDAÍ have confirmed they were called to investigate reports of shots being fired by a lone gunman in Dublin’s north inner-city last night. 

Officers rushed to the scene after receiving reports that a weapon had been fired on Sheriff Street Lower, Dublin 1, last night at approximately 8:40pm.

It is understood that the gunman fired three shots into the air before fleeing the scene on an electric scooter.

Tensions have been high in the area in recent weeks following a series of violent clashes between rival groups on both sides of the Liffey.

However, it is not yet known if last night's reported shooting is linked to these ongoing tensions.

A Garda spokesman told the Sunday World that no one was injured in the incident.

“Gardaí received reports of shots fired on Sheriff Street Lower, Dublin 1, last night at approximately 8:40pm, 2nd December 2020,” read a statement.

“Gardaí attended the scene. No injuries were reported and enquiries are ongoing."

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