A young actor who starred in the RTÉ drama Love/Hate has been shot in Dublin.

Leroy Harris, who is from Mariners Port in the city, was shot in the leg at around 3.40am this morning near Rutland Cottages in the north inner-city.

He was walking with another man when a number of shots were fired at them.

Mr Harris was taken to the Mater Hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

He is expected to be discharged from hospital this morning.

The other man was not injured in the shooting.

Gardaí suspect the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity.

The actor came to national prominence last year when he played a part in a scene in the drama where a cat was shot dead.