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Discharging of Firearms at Charlestown, Dublin 11 on the 8/4/16

The Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Friday 8th April 2016 at approximately 6.15pm at a car park in Charlestown Place, Finglas, Dublin 11.

There was a number of people in the car park and at the drive thru services at a local restaurant. A man armed with a firearm in his left hand fired a number of shots in the car park. One of the bullets penetrated the side of a car as it was exiting the drive thru restaurant, the bullet travelled through the vehicle and through a booster seat where a four year old child was sleeping. Luckily the bullet stopped when it reached the cover of the seat and the child was not injured.

The gunman made his getaway in a silver Volkswagan Golf registration number 02MH7775. The car was purchased using a false name and address.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone on the Charlestown Shopping Centre that may have witnessed this shooting to come forward.

• The Volkswagan Golf car registration number 02MH7775 was purchased on the 4th April and Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about the whereabouts of this car between the 4th April and 8th April to come forward.

• This car left Charlestown and onto the M50 and travelled to Shancastle Crescent, Clondalkin and was set alight. Gardaí believe the suspects made their getaway from this location towards Fonthill.

Gardaí at Finglas Garda Station are investigating      Telephone 016667000