Two arrested in Garda patrol car shooting investigation
GARDAI investigating a shooting incident in Tallaght last July which involved a patrol car with uniform gardai arrested two teenagers today as part of their investigation.
The incident occurred shortly after 2.30am on July 24, 2021 on Rossfield Avenue when Gardai came across three males, one in possession of a handgun and one in possession of a baseball bat.
The male armed with the handgun discharged a number of shots towards the Garda patrol car during the incident with one of these shots striking the vehicle. All three men then fled the scene following the incident.
A garda statement released this evening said: “Gardaí investigating a shooting incident which occurred shortly after 2:30am on 24th July 2021 in the Rossfield Avenue area of Tallaght in Dublin, have arrested two persons today, Monday 17th January 2022, as part of this investigation.
“A man, aged in his late teens, and a male juvenile, aged in his teens, are currently detained in Tallaght Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.
“Investigations are ongoing.”