Wednesday 29 March 2017

Two men arrested after shots fired at family home overnight

Inverness road, Fairview where shots were fired at a window last night. Picture: Damien Eagers
Inverness road, Fairview where shots were fired at a window last night. Picture: Damien Eagers

Conor Feehan and Cathal McMahon

Gardaí have arrested two men after shots were fired at a house in North Dublin overnight.

In a statement gardaí said that that at approximately 11.30pm they received a report of a firearm being discharged at a house on Inverness Road in Fairview.

Inverness road, Fairview where shots were fired at a window last night. Picture: Damien Eagers
Inverness road, Fairview where shots were fired at a window last night. Picture: Damien Eagers

On arrival it was discovered that a shot had been fired at an upstairs bedroom window from outside causing it to smash.

A mother, her two adult children and another man were in the house at the time. There was no one in the damaged room and no one was injured.

In a follow up operation shortly afterwards two males, one in his 20’s and one in his 30’s, were arrested in Donabate.

The occupants of the house did not want to comment when approached today.

"Everyone is okay, just let the gardai deal with it," said a woman who answered the door.

The shotgun blast to the window in the upper floor was clearly evident, with two panes of glass broken and the frame rail between them peppered with shotgun pellets.

There were also two marks in the front door that looked like they were caused by being hit with a blunt instrument rather than gunfire.

Neighbours reported hearing a gun blast at 11.30pm but did not see anyone leave the scene.

"It's a very quiet road normally, so it is quite shocking," said one woman.

The two men are currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Swords and Clontarf Garda Stations.

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination and investigations are ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone who can assist with the investigation are asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station on 01 6664800, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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