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Garda, second man injured in Dublin shooting

Three people have been arrested in connection with a search in Ballymun this morning in which a garda and a teenager were shot and injured.

Armed officers of the Emergency Response Unit were supporting local gardaí during a drugs search of a house in Barnwell Drive area in Ballymun.

A member of the ERU was shot in the arm while officers were trying to breach a reinforced door.

There was an exchange of gunfire inside the house after gardaí gained entry and an 18-year-old man was shot.

It is understood that neither man has a life-threatening injury. 

Both were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

The three people, two women and a man, were arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and are being detained under section 30 of the offences against the state act.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has been notified of the incident.

The scene has been preserved for a forensic examination.

Following the shooting, the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said that “incidents like this highlight the danger that can face members of An Garda Síochána in carrying out their duties.”

Mr Flanagan added: “I learned with concern this morning that a member of An Garda Síochána was shot and injured in the course of a garda operation in north Dublin. I wish him a full and speedy recovery.” 

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