Gardai in Tallaght have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a patrolling garda car on Saturday.
A marked Garda patrol car with unarmed uniform gardaí was on patrol in the Rossfield Avenue area of Tallaght in Dublin, shortly after 2.30am.
Gardai came across three males, one in possession of a handgun and one in possession of a baseball bat.
The male armed with the handgun discharged a number of shots towards the Garda patrol car. One of these shots struck the vehicle.
All three men then fled the scene. No gardaí were injured during this incident.
Gardaí in Tallaght are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward with investigations ongoing.
FILE PHOTO OF GARDA PATROL CAR