Murder enquiry launched after fatal shooting of 19-year-old in Meath

Murder enquiry launched after fatal shooting of 19-year-old in Meath

THE DEATH of a young man in Co. Meath is now being treated as a murder enquiry after gardái revealed the victim had been shot.

The body of Conor O'Brien, originally from Gorey, Co. Wexford, was found at around 8.30am on Friday, August 27 outside a residence on the Trim Road in Enfield.

He had been living for several months in a self-contained apartment at the rear of the main property, which is owned by a family relative, and was due to start a new job in the coming weeks.

Gardaí initially said they were "investigating all the circumstances" but following the results of a post mortem, it has now been revealed that O'Brien suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

No firearm was recovered from the scene.

A murder investigation has been launched and an incident room has been set up at Trim Garda Station, assisted by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Gardaí said that Mr O'Brien had made contact with a family member at around 8pm on Thursday, August 26.

They added that a number of people heard a bang that evening but this was not initially reported to gardaí.

Anyone that was in the area of Trim Road between 8pm on Thursday, August 26 and 7am on Friday, August 27 is asked to contact investigating gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trim Garda Station on 046 9481540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.