An investigation is under way into an incident involving a garda patrol van in Dublin earlier this week.

The incident happened at Buttercup Park in Darndale on Thursday night.

Two gardaí in the patrol van became suspicious of car in the area.

A loud noise was heard before the car fled the scene in the direction of the Malahide Road.

A garda spokesman said: "The patrol van was later inspected and two indentations consistent with gunfire were discovered on the driver's door.

"No one was injured and both garda members involved remained on duty."

The van has been taken away for a technical and forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01-6664200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.