A MURDER investigation has been launched after a teenage boy was killed in a stabbing attack in Dublin.
An Garda Síocháa have confirmed they have opened a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in East Wall, Dublin city at around 9.20pm last night.
Gardaí were alerted t a disturbance after a passerby called and reported an attack on the street; it is understood a row may have broken out between two groups of people which included teenagers-- both boys and girls-- and some adults.
RTÉ News reports that three teenagers were injured, one fatally, in the violence that ensued.
Emergency services were called to the scene and treated the 16-year-old victim for stab wounds, but he was sadly pronounced dead in the Mater Hospital soon afterwards.
Two other boys who were injured in the violence are also being treated in hospital; it is understood one boy was seriously injured.
The scene on East Wall has been preserved, and Detectives are working to identify all those who were present at the attack and precisely what happened which led to a teenager losing his life.
Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses, or anyone with information which may assist the investigation, to contact Store Street Garda Station on 01666 8000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.