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Thursday 21 September 2017

'My son could have been killed' - Neighbour's shock as seven shots fired at Dublin home

Lubos Kocik with son Gordon (3) on Cuala Road. Inset: Visible bullet holes on the door in Cabra
Lubos Kocik with son Gordon (3) on Cuala Road. Inset: Visible bullet holes on the door in Cabra
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

An investigation has been launched after shots were fired at a Dublin home early this morning.

Independent.ie has learned that a number of bullets struck the home on Cuala Road in Cabra.

Scene on Cuala Road (Photo: Cathal McMahon)
Scene on Cuala Road (Photo: Cathal McMahon)

Two men were in the house at the time but nobody was hurt in the attack.

Gardaí sealed off the home this morning and a forensic examination was carried out.

Seven bullet casings were visible on the road nearby.

A garda spokesman confirmed officers in Mountjoy station are investigating the incident.

Door of the home on Cuala Road, Cabra which was struck seven times this morning
Door of the home on Cuala Road, Cabra which was struck seven times this morning

Detectives have established no clear motive for the attack.

Gardaí are investigating if the house was targeted in a case of mistaken identity.

The resident, a man in his late 50s, has no known involvement in organised crime.

Nobody was at the home this morning but neighbours spoke of their concerns.

Lubos Kocik (36) lives on the road with his wife and three sons.

The chef told Independent.ie that his nine-year-old son woke after hearing the gunshots nearby.

"I sleep at the back of the house so I didn't hear anything. My son was at the front of our house and he heard it.

"He was not scared but I am scared. If these people had shot at another house instead then we could have been hurt.

"My son could have been killed.

"I am often playing Playstation in my house at 5am in the morning. If they had shot at my window then I would have been gone."

No arrests have been made and gardaí are continuing house-to-house enquiries.

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