Two gardaí fired at during Cork city patrol

Two gardaí escaped injury when they were fired at during a routine patrol at a travellers’ halting site in Cork city overnight.

Gardaí said the officers, who were in an unmarked patrol car, were followed into the area off the Carrigrohane Road shortly after midnight by a stolen VW Golf.

A gunman, believed to have been armed with a shotgun, opened fire from the back of the car over the heads of the two gardaí as they began a foot patrol.

No arrests have been made.

The VW Golf was found abandoned nearby a short while later and the halting site remains sealed off for forensic checks.


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