Friday, 13 June 2014

Boy, 6, Shot And Wounded In Dublin

A six-year-old boy has been seriously injured after being shot in the neck by a gunman in west Dublin.
The shooting happened at Croftwood Gardens in the Ballyfermot area of the city late on Friday.
Sky sources say the child was not the gunman's intended target, but was caught in crossfire.
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he is receiving treatment.
A police officer is also thought to have been injured in a subsequent car chase following the shooting.
The area has been saturated by police.
The shooting adds to the deteriorating criminal picture in Dublin where there has been a significant rise in violent crime in recent months.
Most of it is related to drugs and other gangland crime - but this, to the best of my knowledge, is the first time that a child has been caught up in the violence.
It will certainly increase pressure on the Irish police force to deploy more officers to the area.

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