Innocent mother-of-five, 36, dies from gunshot wound say Irish police

Innocent mother-of-five, 36, dies from gunshot wound as Irish police believe she was shot accidentally

  • Sandra Boyd, 36, suffered a fatal gunshot outside her home in Dublin yesterday
  • Paramedics took the mother-of-five to hospital where she tragically later died 
  • Gardai have retrieved a gun discarded nearby and sent it for ballistics testing
  • Ms Boyd’s devastated relatives have today poured out tributes in her memory

Police fear a mother who died after she was shot outside her Dublin home last night may have been ‘accidentally’ caught up in gunfire.

Mother-of-five Sandra Boyd was shot in the Finglas East area of the city at around 8.40pm yesterday.

Paramedics found her lying at the back of her house and transported her to Mater Hospital, where she sadly died as doctors tried in vain to save her.

Ms Boyd’s devastated relatives have today poured out tributes in her memory, The Sun reports.

Describing her as his ‘world’, Ms Boyd’s partner Darren Noonan said he was ‘heartbroken’ and added ‘I will love you forever’.

36-year-old Sandra Boyd, a mother of four boys and a baby girl, died after she was shot in the east Finglas area of Dublin last night

Her sister Megan wrote: ‘Sisters are forever, but mine was taken right before our eyes.

‘Sandra Boyd you are my big sister that I adored every piece of you.

‘If I knew my goodbye in the airport was forever I would of never let you go.

‘I will hold your boys and baby girl as tight as you always did. Your love was endless. I love you so much.’

Forensic examiners were at the scene of the shooting throughout today with a police cordon in place.

RTE reports that police are attempting to trace a number of other people who were in the house at the time.

Gardaí are also examining whether there is any link to a separate incident last Tuesday, when shots were fired at nearby houses.

Gardai forensic officers work at the scene in Finglas, north Dublin, where Sandra Boyd, 36, died in a shooting on Saturday night

Investigators have collected CCTV and appealed for anyone present in the area between 8 and 9pm yesterday to come forward, especially those with mobile or dashcam footage.

No arrests have been made. A gun was found and has been sent for ballistic testing.

Sinn Fein councillor Anthony Connaghan told the Irish Independent: ‘A young lady with kids is after losing her life and it’s shocking.

‘I just want to try and get the guns off the streets to prevent this. 

‘We’ve had a number of incidents in the Finglas community over the last few months, so we’d be calling for extra Garda resources to deal with the problem.’ 

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