A school was temporarily placed on lockdown after shots were fired into the air outside in a 'botched gangland hit', according to reports.
Gardai are reportedly hunting a lone gunman after the incident at Riversdale Community College in Dublin, Ireland, at 3.40pm today.
Teachers temporarily kept the pupils indoors while police secured the area outside.
It reportedly happened as parents were preparing to collect their children.
No one is believed to have been injured in the incident – which is linked to an ongoing feud between two ' crime families' in the Corduff area, according to reports.
It is understood the alleged gunman fled the scene on foot.
A source told the Irish Mirror : "There were two men waiting to collect a teenage boy, a brother of one of the men.
"The gunman had a handgun and started shooting in the direction of the men. He fired a number of shots but all missed their target.
"He then fled into nearby Corduff Estate – gardai were called and teachers held the children inside until it was cleared safe."
Tensions are thought to be high in the Corduff area, near Blanchardstown, after two months of feuding gang violence, reports say.
The Irish Mirror reports that a gang war has broken out on the streets in the area with at least a dozen shootings in recent days as a gang split into two factions.
A gardai spokeswoman said: "Gardaí at Blanchardstown were alerted to an shooting incident in the Corduff area this afternoon at approximately 3.40p.m.
"No persons were injured during the incident."
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to come forward following the shooting.
A spokesperson said: "Gardaí at Blanchardstown have this evening carried out a number of searches in the Corduff area, with the assistance of the Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Units. No further arrests have been made.
"Superintendent Carolan, Blanchardstown Garda Station has condemned this reckless attack which took place in broad day light at a time when school was just about to finish and students would have been exiting to be collected by parents.
"Superintendent Carolan is appealing to any person in the vicinity of the Community College between 3pm and 3.40pm to contact Gardaí at Blanchardstown Garda Station.
"In particular Gardaí are looking for any person driving along Blanchardstown Road North or Corduff Grove who may have dashcam footage to make contact.
"Gardaí are also appealing for any person who observed any unusual activity in the vicinity of the Community College in recent days to make contact at Blanchardstown Garda Station at 01-6669700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station."
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reacted to the news that there has been a shooting outside a school in his constituency.
He said: "I'm concerned and shocked to hear that. Riversdale is a secondary school in my constituency, I'll be making calls to the Justice Minister when I get into the car."
A statement from the school said that teachers kept pupils inside while gardai made the area safe.
A spokeswoman said: "DDLETB is the patron of Riversdale Community College, Blanchardstown Road North, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
"We are aware that an incident involving gunfire has taken place outside of the school this afternoon at approximately 3.40pm.
"The Gardai attended the area immediately in large numbers. All pupils and staff are safe and well.
"When the nature of the incident became apparent, the school requested all pupils to stay within the school for a period of time to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
"The school also contacted parents and in due course all pupils were able to leave as normal.
"The school will reopen tomorrow fully as normal."
It is set to offer counselling to students who were in the school as a matter of procedure.
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