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.