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Appeal for information after teenager shot several times as he got into taxi in Dublin 8

The shooting took place on Eugene Street and the youth has since been taken to hospital.

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Updated Feb 25th 2021, 3:35 PM

A 17-YEAR-old teenager is fighting for his life after he was shot several times as he got into a taxi in Dublin’s south inner city last night.

The victim was shot at least three times during the incident which occurred on Eugene Street in Dublin 8 shortly before 11pm.

The teenager was conscious as he was removed to St James Hospital. Gardaí said this afternoon that he remains in hospital being treated for serious injuries.

While the investigation is still at a very early stage, officers believe that the shooting is linked to a local drugs feud.

Gardaí believe that this was a planned attack and that there were several gunmen involved in the incident which occurred close to the Coombe Hospital.

One local, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said he wasn’t shocked by the shooting because of the issues with violent crime in the past, but that it’s been some time since the last incident.

The scene on Eugene Street and a second location at Greenville Avenue are currently preserved. A technical examination is being carried out by the Garda Technical Bureau. 

Investigating gardaí are appealing for information on a black Hyundai I30, with a registration plate of 07-TS-4838, found burnt out on Greenville Avenue. 

Gardaí are also seeking information on the whereabouts of this car yesterday and in recent days. 

Anyone with information in relation to this incident or who was in the Eugene Street and Greenville Avenue area between 10.30pm and 11.30pm last night are asked to make contact with gardaí. 

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Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have camera footage (including dashcam and mobile phone footage) recorded on Eugene and Greenville Avenue, or adjacent streets, between 10.30pm and 11.30pm last night to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 666 9400, the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

With reporting by Tadgh McNally and Hayley Halpin

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