Sunday 25 August 2019

Gardai investigate reports of shots being fired at car in North Dublin

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Robin Schiller and Conor Feehan

Gardaí are investigating reports of an alleged shooting incident on the Kilmore Road in Artane in Dublin last night.

The incident occurred at approximately 8.50pm when shots were allegedly fired at a car.

No injuries or damage was reported and investigations are ongoing.

The vehicle which was allegedly shot at left the area and is not believed to have been recovered.

A garda spokeswoman said that investigations into the incident are ongoing.

It happened just a few hundreds yard from where Hamid Sanambar (41) was shot dead in Kilbarron Avenue on Wednesday of last week. 

The area has been plagued by a number of gun attacks in recent weeks, including two murders in the area while a third person from the suburb, Sean Little (22), was shot dead in Balbriggan last month.

Earlier this week, justice minister Charlie Flanagan visited Coolock in north Dublin amid the escalating gangland-linked violence in the last couple of weeks.

Mr Flanagan repeatedly called those involved with gangland crime as losers and encouraged young people in the area to “forget about the bling”.

“This is an operation for losers and they will be brought to justice,” he said.

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