Boy, 6, shot in neck by gunman in Dublin

A six-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital in Dublin after being shot in the neck by gunman at a house in the Ballyfermot area of the city, the Irish Independent reported.

A nine-year-old boy has been shot in the neck in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin.
A nine-year-old boy has been shot in the neck in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin. Credit: PA

The shooting happened at around 10:15pm, the paper reported.

Emergency services who responded to the incident found the child “conscious and breathing” in the hallway of a house, according to a source cited in the report.

The child was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, where he is in a serious but stable condition.

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