Appeal after six-year-old boy is shot in neck in Dublin

Gardai investigating the shooting of a six-year-old boy in Dublin have appealed to whoever was involved in the incident to come forward.

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Appeal after six-year-old boy is shot in neck

Gardai investigating the shooting of a six-year-old boy in Dublin have appealed to whoever was involved in the incident to come forward.

Members of the Garda forensic team at the crime scene. Credit: PA

The child remains in a "stable condition" after he was shot in the neck at Croftwood Gardens in the Ballyfermot suburb of Dublin on Friday night.

Officers do not believe he was the intended target, with reports suggesting that the boy was wounded after men pushed open the front door of a house and shot into the hallway.

Forensic teams have been assessing the area, with officers also conducting house-to-house inquiries.

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