Garda shot during sting operation

Gardaí outside a house in Ballymunwhere an exchange of gunfire during a raid this morning resulted in a garda and another man being injured

A garda has been shot during a planned operation in Dublin.

The incident occurred during a drugs raid which saw armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit support unarmed colleagues.

The injured Garda was shot in the arm while officers were trying to breach a reinforced door. He was hit in the shoulder.

They were taken to hospital with what is believed to be non life-threatening injuries.

The shooting incident happened during a planned search operation in Ballymun in the north of the city in the early hours of Thursday.

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The Garda and the civilian were treated at the scene by trained Gardai and members of Dublin Fire Brigade.

Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Whether armed or unarmed, frontline gardaí know that then they say goodbye to their loved ones each day, they can not guarantee their own safe return at the end of every shift.

Locals said they not hear the gunshots, but became aware of the situation when ambulances arrived to remove the injured to hospital.

Gardaí are now at the scene of a shooting in Ballymun.

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