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Dublin: 21 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Condition of six-year-old boy shot in Dublin described as "non life-threatening"

The shooting happened after 10pm las night in Ballyfermot.

Gardai at the scene of a shooting on Croftwood Grove in Ballyfermot.
Gardai at the scene of a shooting on Croftwood Grove in Ballyfermot.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE SIX-YEAR-OLD boy who was shot in Dublin last night is still in hospital where his condition is described as stable and non life-threatening.

The shooting happened shorty after 10pm at Croftwood Gardens in Ballyfermot when the child received what is believed to be a gunshot wound to his neck.

When gardaí arrived on scene they administered first aid until the arrival of the ambulance.

The injured boy was then taken to Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin where he remains with gardaí saying that his injures are not believed to be life-threatening.

The scene of the shooting has been sealed off for a technical examination.

Gardaí in Ballyfermot are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them either directly on on 01 6667200 of through the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.

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