Gardai confirm two dead and two others injured in Dublin gun attack

Gardai have this evening confirmed two people have died and two others have been injured after a gun attack in Dublin.

Initial reports suggested two people, a man and a woman, had been shot during the incident in Balbutcher Drive in Ballymun.

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It has now been confirmed that a woman in her 40s and a man in his 30s have died, while the other two people suffered less serious injuries.

The incident happened shortly before 4pm, and a vehicle believed to be involved in the attack has been discovered partially burned out a short distance from the attack.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: “Gardai and emergency services are at the scene of a shooting incident at Balbutcher Drive in Ballymun, Dublin 11.

“A silver Opel Zafira with 08 LS plates was found partially burnt out a short distance from the scene.

“The area is sealed off pending the arrival of Garda Scenes of Crime Examiners.”

Anyone who was in the Balbutcher Drive area this afternoon between 3pm and 4pm is asked to contact  Ballymun Garda Station on 01 666 4400.

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