Gardaí arrest five over shooting of teenager on Eugene Street

Officers arrested four men aged in their 20s and another male juvenile this morning
Gardaí arrest five over shooting of teenager on Eugene Street

Gardaí have arrested five people in relation to a shooting incident that occurred on Eugene Street in Dublin 8 on February 24th.

Officers arrested four men aged in their 20s and another male juvenile this morning, following a number of searches in Dublin.

All five are currently detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 at a number of Garda stations in Dublin. They can be held for up to seven days.

In a statement, gardaí said investigations are ongoing.

Gunshot wounds

The shooting incident on Eugene Street in late February saw a male youth receive a number of gunshot wounds at around 10:55pm.

The Irish Times previously reported that gardaí believe the shooting of the 17-year-old was a failed murder attempt.

The teenager was getting into a taxi when a number of men approached him and opened fire, in what gardaí believe was a pre-planned and targeted attack.

While the victim has survived the shooting there were grave concerns for his life after he received a number of gunshot wounds, including a wound in the neck.

He was taken to St James Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.

More in this section

Sponsored Content

Add Echolive.ie to your home screen - easy access to Cork news, views, sport and more