Teenager shot twice in drive-by motorcycle shooting in Dublin
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Teenager shot twice in drive-by motorcycle shooting in Dublin

A TEENAGER in Dublin has been injured in a drive-by shooting incident in Dublin.

Gardaí have stated that the shooting, which took place yesterday evening in north Dublin at approximately 9pm, left a man in his late teens with injuries to his chest and leg.

It is understood that the teenager was shot twice in the chest and leg in the Primrose Grove area of Darndale.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he presented to Beaumont Hospital with his injuries later that evening.

The gunman was driving a motorcycle when he launched the attack, and the vehicle was found set alight in a nearby area a short time later.

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No arrests have so far been made in relation to the shooting.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information, or any persons who may have witnessed the shooting, to come forward.

Anyone with any information which can assist the investigation is urged to contact Coolock Garda Station on 01 666 4200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

A Garda spokesperson said in a statement:

"Shortly after 9pm Gardaí at Coolock received reports of shots fired in the Darndale area of north Dublin.

"A short time later a male in his late teens presented at Beaumont hospital with apparent gunshot wounds. His condition is not thought to be life threatening.

"Gardaí have sealed off two locations in Darndale for forensic examination. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."

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