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Woman grazed on head by a bullet as gunman sprays shots into house

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A suspect was arrested and is being held at Ballymun Garda Station

A suspect was arrested and is being held at Ballymun Garda Station

A suspect was arrested and is being held at Ballymun Garda Station

A woman is lucky to be alive after a bullet grazed her head during a shooting in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

The innocent 51-year-old suffered superficial injuries after shots were fired at a house in Ballymun at around 3pm.

Armed gardai flooded the scene and have since arrested a suspect in relation to the incident.

A garda investigation is under way and at this stage the shooting is being linked to a dispute between local criminals.

The injured woman is not linked to the dispute.

She was treated at the scene for the injury to her head by paramedics.

The suspected gunman fled the scene after the shooting and searches were later carried out by armed gardai.

Detectives have since arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

He is currently being held at Ballymun Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The suspect is from the Ballymun area and known to gardai.

"This could have been a lot more serious after shots were indiscriminately fired into the house," a source said.

"The suspect fled the scene but gardai quickly established who was involved and a short time later carried out an arrest."

Injury

A garda spokesman said yesterday: "Gardai are currently at the scene of a shooting incident in Shangan Park, Ballymun, which occurred this afternoon, Sunday June 28.

"A woman received a non-life threatening injury as a result of the incident.

"She is being treated at the scene by ambulance services. The suspected offender fled the scene. Investigations are ongoing."