The two young children of a man shot in West Dublin last night were in the house at the time of the shooting.
The 38-year-old received a number of gunshot wounds and is in a serious, but stable, condition in hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened at Parslickstown Green at about 8.15pm last night, when several shots were fired into the rear of a house.
Gardai say he was shot by a man in dark clothing wearing a balaclava, who escaped in a dark, medium-sized car.
Superintendent Liam Carolan from Blanchardstown Garda station said: "Anyone who was in the Parlickstown estate or the Greater Mulhuddart area between the hours of 5pm and 9pm, anybody who has CCTV - be it on their home, commercial premises or dashcams - we would be anxious that they contact us.
"We will obviously examine that to see ifthere is anything evidential in that."
Gardaí say a lone gunman is believed to have been behind a shooting incident in Dublin overnight which left its victim in a serious condition.
It is believed the 38-year-old man was shot up to six times in the incident at Parlickstown Green, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 last night.
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. The man was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where his condition is described as critical.
It appears from initial investigations that a lone gunman fired a number of shots through a rear kitchen window of a house injuring the man. The gunman is believed to have left the scene in a car.
No other injuries were reported. No arrests have been made.
The scene has been preserved for technical examination.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 6667000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.