Two children and a teenager have been killed in a fatal assault in Dublin
An arrest has been made at the scene.
Two children and a teenager have been killed in a fatal assault in Tallaght, South Dublin.
In the early hours of this morning, Gardaí were informed of a violent incident at a residence in the Rossfield Estate in Tallaght.
Three female siblings were taken by ambulance to Crumlin Children's Hospital, where all three were later pronounced deceased. The children's mother, who was according to Gardaí not injured at the scene, is currently receiving medical treatment in Crumlin Children's Hospital.
A male teenager was also taken from the scene to Tallaght Hospital with serious, but what is believed, at this time, to be non-life threatening injuries.
Arrested at the scene
Following an intervention by Garda Armed Support Unit members, involving the discharge of "less than-lethal" devices, a male in his early 20s was arrested at the scene, and is currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station.
No more information has been given at the present time, however, according to sources, everyone involved in the incident is believed to know each other, and at this time, Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in relation to the tragic event.
The scene in Rossfield Estate has been sealed off and a full forensic examination by the Garda Technical Bureau will commence later today.