Boy (11) shot in the arm at home with shotgun by raiders in Tallaght

NewsBy Karl Doyle
Attack: Gardai are investigating the latest shooting
Attack: Gardai are investigating the latest shooting

Gardai are investigating after an 11-year-old boy was shot in the arm during a raid on a family home in Tallaght.

The boy is currently recovering in Tallaght Hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The incident occurred when a group of men broke into the family home on the Belgard Road, and it is reported his injury is from a shotgun blast.

Another man is thought to have suffered facial injuries during the melee.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact gardai in Clondalkin on 01 6667600.

Elsewhere, a 6-year-old girl narrowly avoided being shot during an incident in Ballyfermot on Friday.  

The young girl was travelling on the back of a moped when a gunman fired a number of shots at her father. 

A man was being questioned last night after the horror shooting, which is believed to be linked to a local feud.

It is understood that the child’s father, 37, was rushed to hospital with bullet injuries to his leg but that she was uninjured. His injuries were not life threatening.

The latest incident is not the first shooting in Ballyfermot which involved a young child. 

Last year, 6-year old Sean Scully was shot in the neck by a stray bullet. It is understood a gunman had aimed at another man, an adult, but missed. The chief suspect in the case has fled the jurisdiction as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station on 01 666 7200, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.