A Garda investigation is underway after a three year old boy was stabbed to death at the Riverside apartment block in Dublin.
Emergency services were called to the scene in the Poddle Park area of Kimmage at around 7 o’clock yesterday evening.
People have been leaving tributes outside the Riverside apartments.
On a giraffe tied to the railings outside the complex, someone has left a note that simply asks – why?
As the news spread of the tragedy last night – local councillor Ray McHugh says a deep sense of shock and loss spread with it.
Gardaí were called here around 7pm and the infant was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman in her 40s, believed to be the kid’s mother, is also in a serious condition in hospital.
It’s believed they were Iranian and had been living in the area for some time.
Gardaí are still on site to carry out a technical examination of the scene and an incident room has been established at Crumlin Garda Station.