Shots Fired At Garda Patrol Van In North Dublin


Gardaí have made an appeal for witnesses after shots were fired at a garda van in north Dublin this week.

Two uniformed members were on patrol in a garda van in the Buttercup Park area of Darndale on Thursday night at roughly 11.20pm. That’s when the Gardai became involved in an incident with a suspect car.

According to the Gardaí concerned, a loud noise was heard before the car drove off at speed across a nearby field towards the Malahide road. According to a Garda source:

“the patrol van was later inspected and two indentations consistent with gunfire were discovered on the driver’s door. No one was injured and both garda members involved remained on duty.”

The van has now been taken for a technical and forensic examination. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room at Coolock garda station on 01 6664200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.