The man gave himself up after a stand-off.
A man has been arrested after two gardai were injured in a shooting in West Dublin.
The man gave himself up following a two hour standoff with officers.
Stephanie Rohan reports from the scene.
Superintendent Peter Burke says children were playing football nearby when the gunfire began.
Two members of @GardaTraffic remain in hospital following receiving gunshot wounds whilst investigating a firearms incident. Speaking last night Garda Commissioner Drew Harris commended all members for their professionalism and wished our injured colleagues a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/oX7OAA10Kt— Garda Info (@gardainfo) May 26, 2021
This woman heard the shots.
Local Sinn Fein TD, Paul Donnelly, says the shooting is "absolutely shocking":
Most read: Two gardaí shot by man who opened fire from house in west Dublin https://t.co/A54Nu9xWIa— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) May 26, 2021
Taoiseach Micheal Martin says he was shocked and deeply concerned to learn about the shooting of two on duty gardai and has wished them a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has commended the officers involved for bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.
Justice Minister Heather Humphreys says the incident's a reminder of the dangers officers face each day.
Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says the incident is a reminder of the dangers Gardaí face in the line of duty:
'This is real life. This is tough': Garda chief praises bravery of two detectives shot during Dublin siegehttps://t.co/SGPj59HFMc— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) May 25, 2021
Investigations Editor with the Sunday World, Nicola Tallant, says the injuries sustained by the two Gardaí could have been far more serious:
Blackout lifted in Blanchardstown. Two Garda shot. Suspect arrested is known very well to Gardai since the days of The Westies.— Nicola Tallant (@nicolatallantsw) May 25, 2021
This morning Justice Minister Heather Humphreys paid tribute to the two gardaí injured in the incident