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Gardai remain in hospital following west Dublin shooting

Two gardaí injured in a shooting in west Dublin yesterday evening remain in hospital after receiving treatment for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The gardai were wounded after they responded to a report that gunshots had been heard in Blanchardstown.

After they arrived at Whitechapel Grove, Clonsilla, shots were fired from a house with both gardaí receiving wounds in the foot.

One was also wounded in the hand.

The scene was sealed off and nearby houses were evacuated of residents before the man peacefully surrendered at around 9pm.

The man, who is aged in his 40s, was then arrested.

The injured gardaí are being treated at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

In a statement this morning, An Garda Siochana said: “Two members of @GardaTraffic remain in hospital following receiving gunshot wounds whilst investigating a firearms incident.

“Speaking last night Garda Commissioner Drew Harris commended all members for their professionalism and wished our injured colleagues a speedy recovery.”

The Garda Ombudsman is investigating the discharge of firearms by the gardaí.

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