A woman, believed to be his mother, was also injured
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after the fatal stabbing of a 3-year-old boy in south Dublin.
A woman in her early 40s, believed to be the boy's mother, was also taken to St James's Hospital where her condition is described as serious.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Poddle Park in Kimmage between 5.00pm on Sunday July 9th and 7.00pm on Monday July 10th to contact them at Crumlin garda station on 01-666-6200.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 7.00pm on Monday evening.
The infant was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body was removed from there earlier:
The body of a 3 year old has been removed from the apartment in Kimmage where he was stabbed to death pic.twitter.com/Qd7Zeo1zKI— Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) July 11, 2017
Tributes left at the scene of the fatal stabbing of a 3 year old boy in Kimmage in Dublin last night pic.twitter.com/UNVPmmIjoU— Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) July 11, 2017
The child and woman are understood to be foreign nationals of Iranian decent, who have been living at the complex for a number of years.
An incident room has been established at Crumlin garda station.
"You don't know what you're going to hear every morning, you really don't", one local woman said.
Local councillor Ray McHugh says there is a deep sense of shock and loss.
Local councillor Ray McHugh says the community in Kimmage are shocked after stabbing of a 3 year old last night pic.twitter.com/oHrVckTj6J— Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) July 11, 2017
Newstalk's Sean Defoe is at the scene, and spoke to Newstalk Breakfast earlier.
Additional reporting: Sean Defoe