One man arrested after shots were fired at Garda car in Tallaght

Gary Ibbotson 01 Dec 2021

Gardaí investigating a shooting incident which occurred shortly after 2:30am on 24th July 2021 in the Rossfield Avenue area of Tallaght in Dublin, have arrested a man as part of the investigation.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: “The man, aged in his early 20s, is currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.”

Gardaí say that on the date in question, “a marked Garda patrol car with unarmed uniform Gardaí was on patrol in the area, when they came across three males, one in possession of a handgun and one in possession of a baseball bat.

“A male armed with the handgun discharged a number of shots towards the Garda patrol car.

“One of these shots struck the vehicle. All three men then fled the scene. No Gardaí were injured during this incident.”

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