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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.

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