Published 18/09/2012 | 16:48
MORE THAN 10 shots have been fired at a Balbriggan home by a lone gunman in a terrifying attack that put the lives of children as young as four at risk.
Miraculously, nobody was hurt in the attack, but the Fingal Independent has learned that there were two small children in the property at the time, aged eight and four. A number of teenagers as well as a local man whose relatives were involved in the infamous siege at the former John D's pub in 2010 were also present in the house in Barons Hall Grove when the attack happened on September 11. A HOUSE in Balbriggan with children as young as four-years-old inside has been fired on by a lone gunman. More than ten shots were fired at the home in Barons Hall Grove last Tuesday night, September 11, when a lone gunman drove up to the property in a ' wine or dark coloured car'. He fired off more than ten shots, four of which hit the window of the property with three more shots lodging in the door of the home and several more in an outside wall. Miraculously nobody was hurt in the attack and the Fingal Independent has learned that there were two small children in the property at the time. The house was occupied at the time by three 17-year-olds, two 18year-olds and children aged eight and four as well as local man William Lawrence whose relatives were involved in the infamous siege at the former John D's pub in 2010. Some members of the family took control of the pub and caused €90,000 in criminal damage to the property in a face-off with local gardaí that lasted several hours. A house has been searched by local gardaí in connection with the attack but as yet there has been no arrest made in relation to the incident. Gardaí however, are said to be following a 'definite line of enquiry' in the case. Forensic examination of the scene is ongoing and experts are working to identify the weapon used in the attack from bullet casings retrieved at the scene.