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Saturday 18 January 2020

in shooting of boy (6) is arrested

Gillian and Karl Scully with Sean, who was shot by accident
Gillian and Karl Scully with Sean, who was shot by accident

Ken Foy

Gardai investigating the shooting of a six-year-old boy have arrested one of the two main suspects.

Officers arrested a man they believe was involved in 
the shooting of Sean Scully in June, in the Dublin area on Saturday.

He was questioned for two days over firearms offences before being released without charge on Monday.

The man, from the Ballyfermot area, is understood to be well known to gardai for his involvement in serious crime.

Sources say that officers are still looking to arrest another suspect, who they believe was "directly involved" in the reckless shooting.

Six-year-old Sean Scully was shot while playing with friends on a green near his house in Croftwood Gardens, Ballyfermot, west Dublin, on June 13.

The gunman, who was attempting to shoot someone else in the vicinity, went on the run following the shooting.

The little boy's mother, Gillian Scully, has revealed how Sean suffered spinal injuries but how he was lucky that his spinal cord was only bruised by the bullet - not severed.

Irish Independent

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