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Garda appeal over shooting of car seat while four-year-old boy slept in it

The incident happened in Finglas, north Dublin, earlier this month.

charlestown Charlestown Place, Finglas Source: Google Maps

GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for information regarding a shooting incident in north Dublin which saw a child’s car seat hit while a four-year-old boy slept in it.

The appeal regarding the shooting at Charlestown Place in Finglas was made on RTÉ’s Crimecall.

The shooting happened at 6.15pm at a car park at that address on Friday 8 April.

At the time of the incident the car park was quite busy with customers from a nearby supermarket and fast food restaurant.

The gunman in question jumped from a vehicle which had driven into the car park.

He fired a number of shots at another car that was driving through the car park. One of those shots penetrated the other car as it moved and passed through a car seat containing a sleeping four-year-old boy.


The child was uninjured in the incident.

Gardaí have appealed for information regarding the car which carried the assailant.

It is described as being a silver Volkswagen Golf with registration 02MH7775.

The car in question had been purchased using a false name and address on Monday 4 April.

The car was later seen making a dangerous manoeuvre on the nearby M50 motorway as the gunman fled the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the car in question is asked to contact gardaí at Finglas on 01 6667500, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111, or at any Garda Station.

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