Garda in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter shots fired at a fam­ily home in Shankill

ADULTS AND THREE CHIL­DREN IN­SIDE WHEN GUN­MAN OPENED FIRE

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARY FOG­A­RTY

Gar­daí are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter shots were fired at a house in Rath­sal­lagh Park, Shankill, on Fri­day night.

A num­ber of adults and three chil­dren were present at the house on Fri­day night, ac­cord­ing to gar­daí. Nobody was in­jured in the in­ci­dent.

Sev­eral shots were fired into the porch of the house at ap­prox­i­mately 11.30 p.m.

It is un­der­stood that all mem­bers of the fam­ily were in bed at the time.

Res­i­dents of Shankill were dis­turbed by the noise of a num­ber of loud bangs, as well as the garda he­li­copter and pa­trol cars as a hunt got un­der way for the gun man.

The search took the he­li­copter around the vicin­ity of Shankill, in­clud­ing along the cliffs and the car park of a su­per­mar­ket as well as outer re­gions such as Bally­brack, Bray and Lough­lin­stown.

Gar­daí also searched an area of hedg­ing in ef­forts to find the weapon.

No ar­rests have been made at this time.

A foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion of the scene was con­ducted on Satur­day.

Cllr De­nis Cal­laghan, also a res­i­dent of Rath­sal­lagh Park, said that mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are shocked that such an in­ci­dent would hap­pen at a fam­ily home, in an es­tab­lished com­mu­nity like Rath­sal­lagh.

He said that res­i­dents are try­ing to just get on with it, and hop­ing that it was an iso­lated in­ci­dent.

Gar­daí are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the shots fired last week­end to get in touch with Shankill garda sta­tion on (01) 6665900 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Their in­ves­ti­ga­tion will in­clude any pos­si­ble mo­tive for the at­tack.

Foren­sic gar­daí ex­am­ine bul­let holes in the door­way of the house at Rath­sal­lagh Park in Shankill.

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