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Gardaí investigating after children find loaded handgun in west Dublin

It is understood that the children found the gun in a plastic bag.

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A GARDA INVESTIGATION has been launched after a firearm was discovered by children at a housing estate in west Dublin. 

Gardaí in Blanchardstown recovered the loaded 9mm handgun this afternoon. 

It is understood that the children found the gun in a plastic bag in Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart.

A garda spokesperson said that the investigation is at an early stage and is ongoing.

Last Saturday, a man was seriously injured in a shooting in the same housing estate. 

The man, 30s, was rushed to hospital on Saturday evening in a serious condition. 

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Gardaí said that investigations are ongoing into the shooting. 

With reporting from Garreth MacNamee 

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