Shoot out in Monasterevin

Three men have been arrested in Co. Kildare following the discharge of fire arms. The men range in age from 23 to 32. Following a speeding incident Gardaí followed a black Audi from Monasterevin town to Larch hill. The car was stopped an Gardaí believe that a shotgun was produced by a male passenger and fired a shot. Investigations are continuing.

Gardaí have arrested three men (23yrs, 27yrs and 32yrs) following a firearms incident at Larch Hill, Monasterevin Co Kildare last night, Monday 6th November 2017.

At approximately 9.30pm last night Gardaí observed a black Audi estate car with a partial registration number 151 G driving at speed through Monasterevin over the draw bridge, Main St and on towards the Kildare Rd. This car was observed driving at speed by a number of Garda units. A short time later the black Audi was observed by a Garda unit at a location known locally as Ashgrove, this car was then followed by Gardaí, it then stopped on the road at Larch Hill. The front seat male passenger exited the car produced what Gardaí believe was a shotgun and discharged a shot. No persons were injured during this incident.

A number of armed Garda units were aware of this incident and at 10.30pm Gardaí from the Regional Support Unit stopped a silver Hyundai car at Pollardstown, Newbridge. Three men were arrested in connection with the earlier incident and are currently detained at Portlaoise and Tullamore Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939.

Investigations are continuing.