Garda inquiry as fire destroys house near scene of triple shooting

Baby, his mother and a youth were wounded in nearby shooting in west Dublin on Monday

 Members of the gardaí at the scene of a house fire on Parslickstown Gardens. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Members of the gardaí at the scene of a house fire on Parslickstown Gardens. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

 

Gardaí are investigating a fire at a property in west Dublin close to where three people were shot and wounded earlier in the week.

The blaze destroyed the property on Thursday morning at Parslickstown Gardens, Mulhuddart.

Garda sources said it appeared nobody was in the house when the fire was noticed just before noon.

A criminal inquiry is under way and the scene has been sealed off for examination by gardaí.

The property is close to another house at Parslickstown Gardens where three people were shot at on Monday.

A baby boy, his 29-year-old mother and a 17-year-old youth were wounded when a shotgun was fired towards them.