Man released in Ballyfermot shooting inquiry

Tuesday 17 June 2014 18.07
A boy was shot near his home in Ballyfermot on Friday night
A boy was shot near his home in Ballyfermot on Friday night

A man has been released without charge after being questioned in connection with a shooting in which a six-year-old boy was injured in Dublin on Friday night.

The man had been detained on suspicion of withholding information.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The boy had been out playing near his house in Croftwood Gardens in Ballyfermot when a man cycled up and fired shots at another man nearby.

He missed and hit the child, who sustained injuries to his neck.