A nine-year-old boy is seriously ill after being shot in the neck by a gunman in West Dublin.
The incident happened in Croftwood Gardens in the Ballyfermot area.
The boy was caught up in a crossfire and was not the intended target.
He is currently in hospital in a serious incident.
A police chase soon followed resulting in a Police Officer becoming injured.
The incident is currently on going, Armed police have flooded the area.