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Shots fired and acid thrown at pregnant woman in Dublin

The incident happened this evening at Oldcastle in Clondalkin.

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A PREGNANT WOMAN was taken to hospital this evening after shots were fired in her direction and acid was thrown at her.

Gardaí confirmed that they were at the scene of an incident at Oldcastle Park in Clondalkin.

A spokesperson confirmed that shots had been fired, but there were no injuries reported.

An ambulance and fire unit from the Dublin Fire Brigade also attended the scene.

Sources confirmed to TheJournal.ie that the incident took place in a halting site.

A pregnant woman – believed to be in her 30s –  and her partner were in a car when it was rammed by another car.

It is believed that shots were fired in the direction of the woman. Sources also confirmed that acid was thrown in the direction of the woman.

The woman was taken as a precautionary measure to a nearby hospital following the incident.

“The woman is shaken but she’s not seriously injured,” a source said.

She was taken to the hospital just as a precaution.

Gardaí responded to the call with armed detectives.

It believed that two men were involved in the attack and had fled the scene before gardaí arrived.

The scene is currently being cordoned off.

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