Two gardaí being treated in hospital after shooting

Two gardaí being treated in hospital after shooting

One male is currently in custody in Blanchardstown Garda station.

Two gardaí are being treated in hospital after a shooting in Dublin this evening.

The incident happened at Whitechapel Grove, Blanchardstown. 

Gardaí said that one male is currently in custody in Blanchardstown Garda station following the incident. 

"Two Garda members are currently being treated at Connolly Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening gunshot wounds," gardaí said. 

Commenting on this evening's policing operation, Commissioner Drew Harris said, "I want to commend all the gardaí involved in securing a successful outcome to this firearms incident. In particular, the bravery of the two detectives who were first on scene. This was another in a long line of examples of gardaí putting themselves on the line to keep people safe. I want to wish them a speedy recovery."

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said tonight that he was "shocked and deeply concerned to learn that two gardaí were injured in the course of their duties" this evening.

"I wish both gardaí a swift and full recovery, and I thank them for their service on behalf of the public.

"This incident in Dublin shows yet again the danger An Garda Síochána often face in their efforts to protect and serve the people.

"We should always be very grateful for all the work they do on a daily basis on our behalf."

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