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Dublin Bar Gunman 'Could Have Killed Many'
A gun attack on a crowd of birthday party revellers that left four people injured, one seriously, could have resulted in numerous fatalities, Irish police have said.
Detectives said the gunfire outside a north Dublin bar in the early hours was "indiscriminate".
The attack happened in front of Hanlon's pub on the Old Cabra Road at around 2.30am. The area is one of the city's popular night-time destinations.
A 28-year-old man sustained serious injuries in the attack and three women - aged 19, 28 and 33 - were also shot.
It is understood the women were shot in the legs. Their injuries have been described as not life-threatening.
The injured man was said to be in a serious condition in the Mater Hospital.
Superintendent David Taylor appealed for witnesses to come forward.
"It was an indiscriminate shooting of people enjoying themselves out at a 21st party. The consequences are very serious. The consequences could have been absolutely awful," he said.
The officer added: "We are calling on anybody who may have any information in relation to this shooting to come forward and assist us."
Police particularly want information as to the whereabouts of a car seen driving off at speed from the scene of the shooting.
No arrests have been made so far. The area has been sealed off for forensic examination.