A shot was fired at a house in Carmody Way, Fairgreen in Portlaoise at approximately 10pm on Tuesday night.
A garda spokesperson has told the Leinster Express that a family was in the house but no one was injured and the shooter remains at large.
It has been reported that the front door of a house was shot at and the shooter then sped out of the estate in a blue Passat.
Gardaí will be going house to house looking for information.
Anyone with information should call Portlaoise Garda Station on 057 86 74100.