Child, 6, injured in shooting in Ballyfermot, west Dublin

Irish police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting of a child in west Dublin.

The boy, who is six years old, is being treated in hospital for a gunshot wound to his neck. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

It happened in the Ballyfermot area of the city shortly after 22:00 BST on Friday night.

GardaĆ­ said they have identified a suspect and that the boy was not the intended target.

They have appealed for witnesses and anyone with information to contact them at Ballyfermot Garda Station.

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