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Two men arrested in connection with Melanie McCarthy-McNamara shooting

The teenager was fatally wounded as she sat in a parked car on 7 February.

Undated image of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara.
Undated image of Melanie McCarthy-McNamara.
Image: Photocall Ireland

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested in connection with the recent murder of Dublin teenager Melanie McCarthy-McNamara.

The 16-year-old was shot and fatally wounded as she sat in a parked car on Brookview Way in Tallaght on 7 February. She was taken to Tallaght Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The shots were fired from a passing vehicle, a black Hyundai Santa Fe which was later discovered abandoned in the Brown’s Barn area of Citywest.

Gardaí investigating her murder have said that she may have been the unintended victim of the shooting.

Today, gardaí arrested two men aged in their early 20s and late teens in Athy, Co Kildare following an operation involving gardaí from Tallaght, Kildare, and the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Both men are being held at Tallaght Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

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