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A road near the Leeds football pitch, near where the incident took place. Google Maps

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after shots fired at man out walking dog in Cork

The man was uninjured and escaped into a house for safety.

LAST UPDATE | 21 Sep 2018

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses following an incident of shots being fired at a 40-year-old man who was out walking his dog in Cork last night. 

Gardaí were called to the incident in Chapel Gate, Glenheights Road, Ballyvolane in Cork at around 10.30pm last night. 

The man was uninjured and escaped into a house for safety. 

Speaking to 96FM’s Opinion Line with PJ Coogan, a listener who was in the area at the time said that he was watching television when they “heard a few bangs”.

“She said ‘They sound like shots’ but I thought she was watching too much TV.

I said ‘That’s probably a car backfiring, a few bangers being left off or something’. And I’d say about three or four minutes later the dog started going mad.

He said he went outside for a look around, as did others in the area.

“Lo and behold there were shots fired.”

The listener said that he was in the middle of “10 or 20 houses” and if it had happened two weeks previously, then children would have been around the area. 

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the Chapelgate or Leeds Lane area between 9.30pm and 10.30pm last night to contact Mayfield Garda Station on 021 455 8510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. 

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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