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Two men arrested over shooting of great-grandmother in south Dublin

The woman received a gunshot wound when a man discharged a firearm when she opened the front door of her home.

The scene at the house in Monkstown yesterday.
The scene at the house in Monkstown yesterday.
Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested over the shooting of a woman at a house in south Dublin.

The 77-year-old woman was shot in the leg after answering the door to a man who was banging at her door on Oliver Plunkett Avenue in Monkstown at around 11pm on Thursday night. It is believed a family member was the intended target of the attack.

The men – 29 and 31 -were arrested this morning following planned searches in north and south Dublin carried out by uniformed and Detective Gardaí from Dun Laoghaire assisted by members from the Divisional Burglary Response Unit, Armed Response Unit and Drugs and Organised Crime Unit.

The men are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station.

The woman received a gunshot wound when a man discharged a firearm when she opened the front door of her home.

The man, standing directly outside the front door, is described as being of average height. He may have had a beard and wore a hat/hood on his head. He is believed to have worn dark clothing. It is not known what direction the man fled the scene.

The woman received medical assistance at the scene before being taken to Saint Vincent’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The scene was preserved and a full technical examination was carried out. An Incident Room has been established at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station and Gardaí have carried out house to house enquiries as part of this on-going investigation.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Dun Laoghaire Garda Station on 01 6665000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.

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