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The front door of a house was badly damaged when a shotgun was fired at it shortly after 8pm on Sunday.

An innocent 46-year-old woman was the sole occupant of the house at Kells Road, Crumlin, when it was blasted with gun pellets by a crazed thug who was later driven away in a speeding getaway car.

When the Herald called to the property last night, the front door window panel was smashed.

A woman who answered the door of the house declined to give her name but said the occupants were in the dark as to what happened.

"We don't know what happened, we didn't see anything," she said.

"We're not involved in crime or anything like that we don't know why they were going for us," she added.

However gardai later confirmed that they are investigating the discharge of a firearm at the location but stated that no arrests have been made.

A senior source explained that detectives are investigating whether the shooting was organised by an "up-and-coming" young criminal from the nearby Drimnagh area.

Convictions

The suspect is a 22-year-old convicted drug dealer who has previous convictions for assault and dealing including one for possession of €400 of cannabis dating from last year.

"This individual is in the frame for this shooting as well as a number of other violent crimes in the Crumlin/Drimnagh locality this year," the source pointed out, before confirming that the 46-year-old woman who was in the house is "completely innocent."

It is understood that she heard what she thought was an explosion before contacting gardai.

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