Latest: Shots fired during Garda raid is second shooting in the area in a month

Update 4.14pm: A man who lives nearby said it is the second shooting in the area in a month, while in August a mother of six and a 30-year-old man were brutally murdered in nearby Balbutcher Drive.

He said: "This is the second incident in the space of less than a month and the residents around here are quite shocked.

"It is sad to see a Garda injured and another guy in hospital, it's just unbelievable."

Drug feuding has been going on in Ballymun for some time.

Dessie Ellis, a local TD, said: "There is an awful lot of ureported gun crimes where there are shots being fired at windows, sort of intimidation."

Members of the Gardaí at the scene in Barnwell Drive today.

Update 1.10pm: Latest: 'Lucky nobody was killed' after shots fired during Garda raid in Dublin

Locals say it is lucky nobody was killed after shots were fired during a garda raid in North Dublin.

An officer and an 18-year-old man are recovering in hospital after being injured in Ballymun. Three people have been arrested.

The shooting happened just before 7am this morning as Gardaí were carrying out a planned drugs raid on Barnewall Drive in Ballymun.

Armed officers were breaking down the door of a house when shots were fired at them. They returned fire.

Senior Gardai and members of GSOC at the scene on Barnwell Drive, Ballymun where a member of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) and a suspect were shot during a raid on a house in the early hours of this morning.

During this exchange, a Garda was shot in the arm and an 18-year-old man in the house was shot in the shoulder.

They have both been taken to hospital but their injuries are not life threatening.

One local man gave his reaction saying: "It got a bit rough alright, to be honest I think it is mostly drugs, they all do it."

Local cllr Andrew Montague says it is lucky nobody was killed during the shooting.

He said: "This area is full of families, full of children, elderly people, it just could have been so serious, they shot randomly, they didn't know what was going to happen."

A man and two women in their 30s and 40s have been arrested on suspicion of gun possession.

Drug feuding has been going on in Ballymun for some time.

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis says the situation’s been simmering for a while.

He said: "There have been a number of incidents and a lot of guns used, it was probably going to happen sooner rather than later."

The Gardaí and GSOC are carrying out separate investigations into the shooting.

The GRA says this highlights the dangers garda face on the job every day.

Shooting Scene. An Garda Siochana are investigating shooting incident at Barnwall Drive in Ballymun, Dublin 11.

Update 10.10am: Investigations underway after Garda and 18-year-old man shot in Dublin

Investigations are underway after a Garda and an 18-year-old man were shot in North Dublin.

It happened this morning before 7am in Ballymun.

Three people have been arrested.

This shooting happened as gardai were carrying out a planned drugs raid at a house in Barnwall Drive in Ballymun.

Armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit had broken down the doors of the house when at least one shot was fired at them.

A Garda was injured in the arm and officers returned fire, an 18 year old man inside the house was then shot.

The officer and the man have been brought to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The shooting has been reoffered to the Garda watchdog - GSOC - for investigation.

The Garda technical burea has arrived in Ballymun on site to examine the scene.

A man and two women were in the house and have been arrested.

Earlier: Garda and man shot during planned search operation in Dublin

A member of the Gardaí and a man have been shot in Dublin.

The shooting incident happened during a planned search operation in Ballymun in the north of the city in the early hours of Thursday.

Members of the Garda at the scene in Barnwall Drive, Dublin, where a member of the Irish Garda and a man were shot.

The garda and the man were treated at the scene in Barnwall Drive and then taken to hospital.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The Garda Ombudsman had been informed of the incident.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.


 

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