More shots fired at same Suncroft house

Two more shots were fired at a house in the Church View Housing Estate in Suncroft on Monday night, May 14, at 10 15pm.

Two more shots were fired at a house in the Church View Housing Estate in Suncroft on Monday night, May 14, at 10 15pm.

This time the house was unoccupied and the shots were fired directly at a downs stairs window from a hand gun.

This is the second time in less than a week that the same house was targeted.

The house has since been boarded up and the residents, a father and son, have left the premises.

Sgt John Flaherty of Kildare Garda station said one shot went through the window and the other hit the area around the window.

“At about 10 15 pm on Monday, May 14 there were reports of two more shots fired at the house at the front window,” he said. “The house was not occupied at the time of the shooting. We think the two incidents are linked. We are carrying outdoor to door inquires and cctv is being examined in respect to a few premises. Certain people in the area heard a few shots and house is boarded up at the moment.” Gardai are actively investigating the incident and according to Sgt Flaherty the house is vacant now.

On Tuesday, May 8, residents were left terrorised after a man approached a house in the estate carrying a shotgun and proceeded to fire a random shot at the front door at 9.35pm.

The man was described as wearing a grey hoody and tracksuit bottoms. A father and son were in the house at the time of the shooting.

“We haven’t identified this man yet,” said Sgt Seamus Rothwell of Newbridge Garda Station last week.

“Suncroft is a country area so he probably got away in a car. He aimed the gun at the front door and fired.”

Gardai have yet to discover the motive behind the random attack but say that they are ‘keeping an open mind’.

You can contact Kildare Garda Station on 045 521222 if you have any information on the incident.

- Paula Campbell