Locals say it is lucky nobody was killed after shots were fired during a garda raid in North Dublin.

An officer and an 18-year-old man are recovering in hospital after being injured in Ballymun.

Three people have been arrested.

The shooting happened just before 7am this morning as Gardai were carrying out a planned drugs raid on Barnewall Drive in Ballymun.

Armed officers were breaking down the door of a house when shots were fired at them.

They returned fire.

During this exchange, a Garda was shot in the arm and an 18-year-old man in the house was shot in the shoulder.

They have both been taken to hospital but their injuries are not life threatening.

Local cllr Andrew Montague says it is lucky nobody was killed during the shooting.

He said: “This area is full of families, full of children, elderly people, it just could have been so serious, they shot randomly, they didn’t know what was going to happen.”

A man and two women in their 30s and 40s have been arrested on suspicion of gun possession.

Drug feuding has been going on in Ballymun for some time.

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis says the situation’s been simmering for a while.

He said: “There have been a number of incidents and a lot of guns used, it was probably going to happen sooner rather than later.”

The Gardaí and GSOC are carrying out separate investigations into the shooting.

The GRA says this highlights the dangers garda face on the job every day.


Latest: 'Lucky nobody was killed' after shots fired during Garda raid in Dublin

Members of the Garda at the scene in Barnwall Drive, Dublin, where a member of the Irish Garda and a man were shot.


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