Men arrested over pensioner's shooting released

The 77-year-old woman was shot in the leg when she answered the door of her home in Monkstown on Thursday

Men arrested over pensioner's shooting released

Garda Superintendent Martin Fitzgerald of Dun Laoghaire Garda Station speaks to the media at the scene where a 77-year-old woman was shot in Monkstown, 07-04-2017. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews

Two men arrested in connection with the shooting of a 77-year-old woman at her home in south Dublin have been released without charge.

The pensioner was shot in the leg when she answered her door on Oliver Plunkett Avenue in Monkstown on Thursday night.

The woman received medical assistance at the scene before being taken to Saint Vincent’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooter - who was standing directly outside the front door and fired as soon as it was opened - is described as being of average height.

The men - aged 29 and 31 - were being questioned at Dún Laoghaire Garda Station.

They have now been released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.