Friday 24 November 2017

Gun attack at house 'not gang-related' as gardai make arrests

Damage at the house in Fairview after shotgun was fired
Damage at the house in Fairview after shotgun was fired

Two Dublin men remained in custody last night after shots were fired at a house in the north side of the city.

The pair, who are understood to be from the Coolock area, were arrested at a caravan park in Donabate in the early hours of yesterday after the house was attacked at around 11.30pm on Tuesday.

The suspected gunman is a 35-year-old from the Kylemore area, while the other man, a 33-year-old suspected of being the getaway driver, lives in Donabate.

Gardai said the incident happened at a house on Inverness Road.

Sources said it was not related to gangland activity and was probably linked to a personal dispute.

It is understood the incident arose from a row the 35-year-old was involved in with an Irish woman.

A shot was fired at an upstairs window, shattering the glass.

A woman, her two adult children and a man were in the house at the time.

There was no one in the damaged room and no one was injured.

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


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

The shotgun blast to the window left two panes of glass broken and the frame between them was peppered with pellets.

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

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

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