Updated at 8.40am
A 20-YEAR-OLD MAN is recovering in hospital after being shot in Dublin city last night.
The incident occurred at approximately 3.40am in the north inner city.
A lone man approached two males near Rutland Cottages, and discharged a firearm.
The injured man was rushed to the Mater Hospital after receiving injuries to his leg, but these are not thought to be live-threatening.
Gardaí wish to appeal for witnesses to this incident to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 6668600, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
It is believed the man is Leroy Harris, an actor in crime series Love/Hate.
Harris’ character, Glen, featured in a controversial scene that depicted a cat being shot.
RTÉ received over 41 complaints in relation to the episode, although the station later confirmed that no animals were harmed in the making of the scene.
Originally published 8.17am