Two children are fighting for their lives after a stabbing in Belfast on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred in a house in Brompton Park in Ardoyne where a baby and a toddler suffered serious stab wounds after 8pm.
A woman is believed to be helping police with their enquiries.
SDLP Councillor in the area, Paul McCusker, said the district has been left stunned by the incident.
He said: “Terribly sad news tonight in Ardoyne.
“Police are continuing their investigations of what happened in Brompton Park.
“We now need to give them time to do this without speculating and think about those involved and the wider family. Lots of shock from residents, some assisting police before the ambulance service arrived.
“Thanks to those who helped tonight.”
People Before Profit councillor Fiona Ferguson added: “Devastating news from Ardoyne. All my thoughts are with the family involved and the community who are in a state of shock.
“Few situations are as difficult as this and local support is paramount. Would appeal for people to refrain from public speculation in respect for all involved.”
The ambulance service were called to the scene at 8.16pm on Tuesday night.
A spokesman said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 8.16pm on Tuesday 27 July following reports of an incident in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast.
“NIAS despatched a Rapid Response Paramedic and two emergency crews to the scene.
“Following assessment and initial treatment two patients were taken to hospital in Belfast.”