The boy was taken to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident in Dublin last night in which a six-year-old boy was shot and injured.
The boy is in a stable and non life-threatening condition.
It happened in the Ballyfermot area of the city shortly after 10pm.
The boy was taken to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, where he is being treated for his injuries.
Gardaí have not recovered the firearm used in the incident, which may be a pellet gun and no arrests have been made so far.
Two men called to a house in Croftwood Grove in Ballyfermot in west Dublin and fired a number of shots at a man inside.
However, the boy was hit in the neck.
Gardaí also administered first aid on the child until the arrival of the ambulance and then the boy, who was conscious at the time, was taken to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station.
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