A six-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the neck, police said.
Reports suggest he was hit after men pushed open the door of a house in the Ballyfermot area of south Dublin. The boy's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The shooting occurred shortly after 10pm, a six-year-old boy received what is believed to be a gunshot wound to his neck. When gardai arrived on scene they administered first aid until the arrival of the ambulance.
The injured boy was taken to Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin. His condition is described as stable and non life-threatening
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