Garda vehicle struck by gunfire in Tallaght in early hours

Three men armed with gun and baseball bat flee scene in Dublin on Saturday morning

A technical examination is taking place on Saturday morning. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A technical examination is taking place on Saturday morning. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

 

A Garda vehicle was struck by gunfire in the early hours of Saturday morning after officers came across three men armed with a gun and a baseball bat in Tallaght, Dublin.

A marked Garda patrol car with unarmed uniformed gardaí came across the three men in the Rossfield Avenue area shortly after 2.30am. One of the men was in possession of a handgun, while another carried a baseball bat.

The male with the handgun discharged a number of shots towards the Garda patrol vehicle, one of which struck the target.

All three men fled the scene and no arrests have yet been made. No gardaí were injured during the incident.

A technical examination is taking place on Saturday morning.

Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing for witnesses. Investigations are ongoing.