Belfast Telegraph

Baby, teenager and woman injured in Dublin shooting

A baby, a teenage boy and a 29-year-old woman have been injured in a shooting in Dublin, police said.

All three are being treated in hospital after they were shot in what is believed to be a feud among members of the travelling community.

The baby's grandfather and father of the shot 17-year-old boy warned that "the feud is only starting".

Garda Superintendent Liam Carolan said gardai responded to a call of a shooting in Parslickstown Gardens, Mulhuddart, at around 12.30pm on Monday.

He said when they arrived they discovered a 17-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds

A 29-year-old woman and an infant child she was holding were also shot.

Mr Carolan said they were struck by a number of pellets from a shotgun.

He added that all three victims are being treated in hospital where their conditions are not believed to be life-threatening.

A male has been arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition and is currently being questioned by gardai, he said.

Mr Carolan described the situation at the scene as "volatile".

Arthur Collins, the baby's grandfather and father of the teenage boy, said when he first heard the shots he thought they were bangers.

"I heard bang, bang, bang... I ran out, I saw my son on the ground. I held the blood from my son.

"It has gone that far now that they are going to kill children. This has to be the lowest of the low I have ever come across," he said.

Mr Collins said that his grandchild is just six months old.

"He (the gunman) could have killed someone here today. My son is fighting for his life. I don't know if he is going to live or die.

"This feud is only starting."

Gardai remain at the scene of the shooting. Parts of the road have been sealed off while forensic examinations are carried out.

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