Garda patrol car struck by gun shot in Tallaght overnight 1 month ago

Garda patrol car struck by gun shot in Tallaght overnight

A man armed with a handgun fired a number of shots towards the Garda vehicle.

Gardaí are investigating a shooting incident that occurred shortly after 2.30am on Saturday morning in the Rossfield Avenue area of Tallaght in Dublin.

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A marked Garda patrol car with unarmed uniform Gardaí was on patrol in the area when they came across three men - one in possession of a handgun and one in possession of a baseball bat.

The man armed with the handgun discharged a number of shots towards the Garda patrol car, with one of these striking the vehicle. All three men then fled the scene.

No Gardaí were injured during this incident and a technical examination will take place this morning.

There have been no arrests made in connection with the incident, though investigations are ongoing.

"Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing to anyone who has any information or footage (including dash cam) to come forward to them," a Garda spokesperson said.

"Anyone with information can contact Tallaght Garda station at 01 666 6000, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station."