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A man in his late 20s has been arrested by Gardaí after robbing a shop at gunpoint. 

The 29-year-old committed the offence yesterday evening at around 7pm.

He threatened staff with a suspected firearm and took cash from the till.

Two armed Garda detectives, who were on the premises at the time, confronted the man who fled from the shop on foot.

The man was arrested a short distance away and a sum of cash was recovered.

No shots were fired during the incident and there were no reported injuries.

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It's been just over two weeks since Antoinette Corbally and Clinton Shannon were gunned down in Ballymun.

In a display of violence which stunned the community, two masked gunmen opened fire at Antoinette's family home in Balbutcher on August 16, and Gardai are today confirming that progress is being made in the case.

According to a press release issued by the Gardaí this afternoon, a man in his 30s has been arrested by the team investigating the murders.

It has been established that the individual was arrested on Monday August 28 and is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at Ballymun Garda Station.

He can be detained for up to seven days.

Commenting on the investigation, Detective Superintendent Colm Fox, Senior Investigating Officer said ”I wish to take this opportunity to thank members of the public in particular the Ballymun community for their assistance to date in this investigation."

"We have had an excellent response to our last appeal for information which is greatly assisting the investigation."

48-year-old Antoinette Corbally, who was a mother of six, and 30-year-old Clinton Shannon were innocent victims of a gangland feud, with Gardaí confirming that "the intended target escaped injury."

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Gardaí in Ballymun investigating the murders of Antoinette Corbally and Clinton Shannon at Balbuthcher Drive are appealing for information on the vehicles used in the crime. 

'I wish to take this opportunity to thank members of the public in particular the Ballymun community for their assistance to date in this investigation,' said Detective Superintendent Colm Fox, Senior Investigating Officer.

'We have had an excellent response to our last appeal for information which is greatly assisting the investigation.' 

'I am  endeavouring to establish  the prior whereabouts of two vehicles used in the commission of the murders of Antoinette Corbally and Clinton Shannon at Balbutcher Drive on the 16th of August 2017.'

According to a Garda statement, the first of these cars is a silver Opel Zafira registration number 08 LS 3101.

Prior to the murders, this car was parked beside a building site at the junction of Balbutcher Lane and Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun for at least an hour.

From this vantage point the occupants  had a clear view of the location where the murders took place. 

The second car, a black golf registration number 06-LH-3466, was used as the getaway car after the culprits abandoned the Opel Zafira.

 It travelled across Ballymun in the direction of Ikea, on through the Northwood business, retail and housing development and on into Santry Close where it was set on fire.

'These cars were purchased in the weeks preceding the murders and had to have been parked up somewhere. I am asking members of the public to contact us if indeed they did see these cars parked up anywhere or even similar type cars,' aid Detective Superintendent Colm Fox.

'Parking spaces in apartment complexes, housing estates, and other parking areas are at a premium.'

'Was your parking spot or a neighbours blocked by either of these cars or similar cars or indeed any car for any length of time? Any information you may have, no matter how insignificant it might seem to be to you, could be very important to the investigation.'

If anyone has any information, they are asked to contact Ballymun Garda Station on 01-6664400, the Garda Confidential line on 1800666111, or E-Mail: Ballymun_Incident_Room@garda.ie.

Alternatively, they can simply contact any Garda station.

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Gardai are reportedly following up to 300 lines of inquiry after a double homicide in Ballymun this week. 

A major investigation is under way, with Gardaí seeking two gunmen who they believe to be responsible for the crime. 

A 30-year-old man and a mother of six lost their lives in the attack, which occurred at Balbutcher Drive.

Neither of the victims are thought to have been the intended target. 

'I believe that there's lots of other information out there that may assist with this investigation,' Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley said at a press conference this week. 

'An innocent young man and a mother-of-six have been killed and we are appealing for the community to come forward.'

Two burnt out cars were found a short distance from the scene. 

Anyone with information can contact the Garda confidential helpline on 1800 666 111.

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Gardaí have reportedly uncovered a gun in an investigation into the shooting which happened at Balbutcher Drive in Ballymun, Dublin at around 4pm yesterday.

A woman in her 40s and a man in his 30s were killed in the attack. 

The intended target is reported to be a criminal who lives at the residence and escaped injury in the attack.

Two others are being treated for injuries sustained in the attack at the Mater Hospital.

A silver Opel Zafira with 08 LS plates was found partially burnt out  a short distance from the scene. 

A major investigation is under way, with gardaí seeking two gunmen who they beleive to be responsible for the crime. 

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According to emerging reports, a man and a woman have been injured following a shooting in Ballymun this afternoon.

The Garda Press Office have released a statement confirming that authorities are currently at the scene of the incident which occurred at Balbutcher Drive.

It is understood that the Armed Response Unit attended alongside the Gardaí today.

The incident occurred at approximately 4pm this afternoon.

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Three teenagers have been injured in a shooting in north Dublin.

The incident occurred at Shangan Green in Ballymun last night around 8pm. 

All three are currently being treated in hospital.

The injuries sustained by the teens are believed to be minor.

A source told The Independent that the incident is connected to a local feud.

The scene has been preserved by Gardai pending further investigation.

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